A WIRRAL rugby club is hosting a free course in which adults will learn how to deliver sports coaching to children.

The event takes place at Prenton Rugby Club Friday, April 5 from 10am until 4.30pm, it is described as ideal for anyone wanting to explore a career in sports coaching or education, or for someone wanting to add to their qualifications.

Organised by the club in partnership with national charity Street Games and Wirral Council, the course will cover delivering a range of different sports activities, dealing with challenging behaviours and inclusivity.

The first half of the day will focus on multi-sports activation, where the participants will learn how to teach children various sports through different lessons.

The second half of the day will then focus on working with children with additional needs, challenging behaviours and how to maintain inclusivity.

There are 12 places available on the course with participants receiving a certificate at the end.

The free course aims 'to bridge the gap and empower more adults to be able to teach sports and help children learn at the same time'. Participants will then have the opportunity to take this further and volunteer at the Prenton Rugby Club.

Prenton’s Craig Elkerton said: "Sport England stats show that sports participation is down throughout the UK, with rugby in particular badly hit with a 67% decrease.

"At Prenton Rugby Club we’ve become a charity and rebranded ourselves as Prenton RUFC Community Hub, with one of our key aims being to increase sports participation."

He continued: “We’ve been hosting holiday camps for kids and have been working with Wallasey and Oldershaw to promote junior rugby in Wirral.

"This free course will give more adults the tools to be able to coach and teach young people in the area. We hope that it may even lead to some getting involved at our rugby club.

"It’s a great opportunity for anyone who’s passionate about developing young people.”

To apply for a place on the course at Prenton Rugby Club on Prenton Dell Road in Prenton, email prentonhaf23@gmail.com or call 07766768521.