Professor Joan Duda, Dr Jennifer Cumming, Mark Holland (PGR student), and Charlotte Woodcock (PGR student) with Dr Lee-Ann Sharp from University College Plymouth St Mark & St John were awarded $3194.00 USD from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Their successful application for a Community Outreach Grant, to work with the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) in 2011-2012 to develop a mental skills training programme for coaches, was further supported by £5400 of funding provided by the SRU.
The planned work follows on from their recent and successful collaboration with the SRU and Winning Scotland Foundation (2007-2010) to develop, deliver, and evaluate a mental skills training programme for talented young rugby players.
AASP website: http://www.appliedsportpsych.org/
Scottish Rugby Union website: http://www.scottishrugby.org/
Winning Scotland Foundation website: http://www.winningscotlandfoundation.org/