Bird and LJ talk to Lynne Cantwell, the first high performance manager for the women’s game in South Africa. Lynne is Ireland’s most capped (86) female rugby player. She was appointed to the South African role in February 2021. She has been a member of Sport Ireland’s board since 2019. She is also a qualified physiotherapist. MORE
Mental wellness for women rugby coaches
In this episode of the Women’s Rugby Coaching podcast, Jess Bunyard is joined by Vicky Alexander.
Vicky has a number of rugby roles including Petersfield RFC Senior Men’s Coach and Cobham Girl’s Rugby Lead.
The episode discusses Vicky’s coaching work at Cobham including recognising and supporting female players with their mental health.
As well as detailing her own experiences, Vicky has advice for other coaches and clubs wishing to better support players’ mental wellness.
Jess and Vicky also chat about Girls Rugby Club and plans for their first session back after lockdown.