Rugby League Talent Development: How to make Chicken soup out of chicken poop: not battery farming for rugby league champions

Wilkinson, Stuart G orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-0453-0407 (2014) Rugby League Talent Development: How to make Chicken soup out of chicken poop: not battery farming for rugby league champions. In: The sports monograph: critical perspectives on socio-cultural sport, coaching and Physical Education. SSTO Publications, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, pp. 161-168. ISBN 978-0-9566270-6-3

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Abstract

This is a personal view of talent development in rugby league, as it has been experienced by the author over many years of involvement in that sport at an elite level (see contributors note at the start of the book). These sport-specific reflections were stimulated from my mentoring the previous chapter with Luke Ellis which discussed some general issues around talent identification and talent development in sport. Working with him on his chapter caused me to reflect more closely about my own involvement in this area, in rugby league and to formulate some wisdom which has proven successful for me in the past, in order that it might be shared


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