There will be a great clash of sporting and business styles and culture on Spencer Dock later today as PwC host players from the Irish U18, U19 and U20 Rugby teams for a day of learning and development.
As sponsors of the IRFU Player Development programme the company have been involved in assisting with some of the skills players need away from the pitch.
To that end today’s sessions will include coaching in terms of social media, interview technique and how to develop their skills in building up a network.
It will be microphones rather than tackle bags that will be put before the players and there will be work undertaken on identifying each of their individual personality styles so as to aid their development on as well as off the field.
This is the kind of development training that is becoming the norm for graduates coming into business and it is fitting that it should be made available to players who will hopefully remain at the top of their sport but who also need to prepare for a life beyond in the event they don’t make it.
The day will round off with a panel of PwC employees who themselves excel in sport in conversation about their lives and lifestyles.
All Ireland winning Dublin footballer Cian O’Sullivan, Louth GAA star Ruari Moore and Ireland Hockey International Rebecca Barry will be in conversation with Rob Hartnett of Sport for Business exploring the commitment they make and the balance that they need to achieve between work, sport and life.
We will report back on Monday on some of the themes to emerge during the day.
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