Are you connected with Welsh rugby? Have you been made unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic? SOHK wants to help.

As a direct response to those who have lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, School of Hard Knocks have created a shortened, online and high impact version of our standard eight week course. With an urgent focus on re-employment, the SOHK Back in the Game short course will be delivered over five days, within one week, running from 9:30am to 12pm.

When will the course take place?

We will be running up to seven Back in the Game Courses in partnership with The Welsh Rugby Union. Each course is five-days long and will run every day from 9:30am to 12pm.

What should I expect from the course?

The courses will include a series of Zoom sessions incorporating personal well-being and physical activity workshops, delivered by Wales Women’s Alecs Donovan and Celtic Fitness’ Richard Hughes as well as facilitated group work followed by scheduled 1-1 phone calls in the afternoon to support individual needs.

Our dual aim is to help participants both mentally and practically. We want to help participants get into a positive state of mind with some helpful strategies to enable a growth mindset as they consider possible new sectors and employers. We also want to support participants as they get up to speed on their accelerated journey back into work. This includes a CV re-work, thinking through their online profiles and interview preparation and technique.

How do I take part in the course and how do I sign up?

This Back in the Game course is suitable for anyone connected with Welsh rugby who has lost their job due to the covid pandemic – male or female players, coaches, referees, volunteers or parents of players. Our Back in the Game course gives members of the rugby family the boost they need to bounce back into employment.

You can do this course entirely from home as long as you have access to Wi-Fi and some means of interacting with the live sessions on a  laptop, tablet or even a phone. 

To register your interest, all you need to do is fill out this simple form.