The Value of Rugby

The Value of Rugby
Author: Erin Kennedy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2018-05
ISBN: 9780692119679
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Value of Rugby Book Excerpt:

This book will help teach children about the core values of the game of rugby. Follow the Rookie Rugby team through five mini stories that explore the five core values of rugby.

The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby

The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby
Author: Wim van der Berg
Publsiher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-09-28
ISBN: 014352917X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby Book Excerpt:

The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby will hook any rugby fanatic. Packed with facts, stats, quotes and anecdotes, from the comical to the controversial, this collection celebrates the rich history of South African rugby. This extraordinary book will run fans through the most enthralling stories to come out of South African rugby, including: How Manie Reyneke was late for his wedding reception after playing a club semi-final; the 90-metre penalty by Oostelikes; how the first Springboks to travel by plane limped over the ocean on three engines; how Kimberley travelled 60 hours by mule wagon on their first tour to Cape Town; how Springbok Andy MacDonald killed a lion with his bare hands; the spectator tackle that cost Western Province the Currie Cup; Paul Roos' weekly 260 km cycle to Pretoria to play club rugby.

A Social History of English Rugby Union

A Social History of English Rugby Union
Author: Tony Collins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN: 1134023340
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Social History of English Rugby Union Book Excerpt:

From the myth of William Webb Ellis to the glory of the 2003 World Cup win, this book explores the social history of rugby union in England. Ever since Tom Brown’s Schooldays the sport has seen itself as the guardian of traditional English middle-class values. In this fascinating new history, leading rugby historian Tony Collins demonstrates how these values have shaped the English game, from the public schools to mass spectator sport, from strict amateurism to global professionalism. Based on unprecedented access to the official archives of the Rugby Football Union, and drawing on an impressive array of sources from club minutes to personal memoirs and contemporary literature, the book explores in vivid detail the key events, personalities and players that have made English rugby. From an era of rapid growth at the end of the nineteenth century, through the terrible losses suffered during the First World War and the subsequent ‘rush to rugby’ in the public and grammar schools, and into the periods of disorientation and commercialisation in the 1960s through to the present day, the story of English rugby union is also the story of the making of modern England. Like all the very best writers on sport, Tony Collins uses sport as a prism through which to better understand both culture and society. A ground-breaking work of both social history and sport history, A Social History of English Rugby Union tells a fascinating story of sporting endeavour, masculine identity, imperial ideology, social consciousness and the nature of Englishness.

Making the Rugby World

Making the Rugby World
Author: Timothy J.L. Chandler,John Nauright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 1135227292
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making the Rugby World Book Excerpt:

This book explores the expansion of rugby from its imperial and amateur upper-class white male core into other contexts throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The development of rugby in the racially divided communities of the setter empire and how this was viewed are explored initially. Then the editors turn to four case studies of rugby's expansion beyond the bounds of the British Empire (France, Italy, Japan and the USA). The role of women in rugby is examined and the subsequent development of women's rugby as one of the fastest growing sports for women in Europe, North America and Australasia in the 1980s and 1990s. The final section analyses the impact of commercialisation, professionalisation and media on rugby and the impact on the historic rugby culture linked to an ethos of amateurism.

The Beaver Bites Back

The Beaver Bites Back
Author: David H. Flaherty,Frank E. Manning
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780773511200
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beaver Bites Back Book Excerpt:

Canadians have demonstrated a remarkable sense of unity about protection of their "cultural industries" during the continuing national debate over free trade. This study of the effect of American popular culture on Canada is therefore particularly relevant.

French Rugby Football

French Rugby Football
Author: Philip Dine
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-07-01
ISBN: 1847880320
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Rugby Football Book Excerpt:

As France's oldest team sport, rugby football has throughout its 125-year history reflected major changes in French society. This book analyzes for the first time the complex variety of motives that have led the French to adopt and remake this rather unlikely British sport in their own image. A major site for the construction of masculine, class-based regional and national identities, France's tradition of 'Champagne rugby' continues to be as subject to dramatic upheavals as the society that produced it. The game's precocious professionalism and endemic violence have not infrequently caused the French to be cast as international pariahs. Such isolation, exacerbated by internal politics, has led the French not only to encourage the extension of the sport beyond its British imperial base (into Italy and Romania, for instance), but also to engage in some uncomfortable tactical alliances, most obviously with apartheid South Africa.Taking his analysis both on and off the field, the author tackles these issues and much more: the relationship of sport and the state (including particularly the Vichy period and the period under de Gaulle); professionalization; the persistence of colonial and postcolonial structures (including the role of ethnic minorities); and gender issues - especially masculine identities. At the same time he links the evolution of the sport to the broader context of French socio-economic, political and cultural history.This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the cultural analysis of sport or French popular culture.

Mini and Youth Rugby

Mini and Youth Rugby
Author: Ellaine Gelman,Ian David Milligan,Dave Beal
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 1472918703
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mini and Youth Rugby Book Excerpt:

The ideal introduction to mini and youth rugby for parents and coaches, showing how young players should be properly introduced to the game of rugby. Including sections on: - the game and the rules - positions in rugby - drills for passing, catching and scoring - skills for attack - skills for defense This essential guide contains information on all game situations, with simple explanations of essential techniques and tactics to be learned, before moving on to more advanced explanations of the skills required of the game. It also includes an introduction to the bigger issues away from the pitch that parents and coaches must deal with, including: - how to develop the right ethos for a rugby team - coaching boys versus girls - elite player development Accessible and practical, this book is packed full of useful coaching advice, complete with diagrams and full-colour photographs. www.miniandyouthrugby.com

The Dynamics of Modern Rugby

The Dynamics of Modern Rugby
Author: Bruce Davies,Julien Baker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1000369951
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dynamics of Modern Rugby Book Excerpt:

The modern game of rugby football has become gladiatorial, whereby muscular athletic players are involved in a form of collision chess with sophisticated defences smothering the offensive skills that were at one time a more dominant feature of the game. The contributors to this book consider the physical, mental and nutritional demands of the game in its present form and how best to acquire these attributes in the most effective and efficient manner. The inevitable injuries that are associated with collision are considered in terms of prevention and the most effective forms of treatment. New concepts to improve exercise capacity, game preparation and recovery are discussed in conjunction with the modern coaching theories of the game. The possible changes to the rules are discussed by two outstanding International referees, and the future vision for World Rugby is outlined by the President of World Rugby. The Dynamics of Modern Rugby is both a unique and contemporary addition to the rugby literature and, as such, is essential reading for any student, researcher, coach, sports scientist, physiotherapist, nutritionist or clinician with an interest in rugby.

Sport Operations Management and Development

Sport Operations Management and Development
Author: Mark Piekarz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN: 1000326845
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport Operations Management and Development Book Excerpt:

This essential textbook introduces the work of sport management and sport development from the perspective of the day-to-day operational challenges faced by managers and sport development officers. It addresses the practicalities of designing and delivering sport services safely, efficiently and effectively, for profit or in non-profit contexts. The book covers core topics such as time management, project management, customer care, developing partnerships, fundraising, crisis management and research. It adopts a problem-based learning approach, with a strong, practical focus on putting theory into practice, to illustrate good practice and to help the reader develop sound operational skills, knowledge and decision-making, underpinned by the principles of safety, effectiveness and efficiency. It features a range of diverse international case studies, covering different sports and operational management challenges, including global pandemics and terrorism. Connecting theories, ideas and scientific disciplines, the book helps managers approach operations management more creatively, combining both management and development work to show areas of difference and overlap. It also introduces systems theory and the principals of marginal gains or small wins, to help managers develop working cultures which can be utilised in all areas of management, encouraging a culture of learning, reflection and ethical action. Sport Operations Management and Development is designed for both practitioners and students working in sport management, development, coaching or aspects of sport science.

Rugby s Great Split

Rugby s Great Split
Author: Tony Collins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN: 1134221371
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rugby s Great Split Book Excerpt:

Since it’s first publication, Rugby’s Great Split has established itself as a classic in the field of sport history. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources, this deeply researched and highly readable book traces the social, cultural and economic divisions that led, in 1895, to schism in the game of rugby and the creation of rugby league, the sport of England’s northern working class. Tony Collins’ analysis challenges many of the conventional assumptions about this key event in rugby history – about class conflict, amateurism in sport, the North-South divide, violence on the pitch, the development of mass spectator sport and the rise of football. This new edition is expanded to cover parallel events in Australia and New Zealand, and to address the key question of rugby league’s failure to establish itself in Wales. Rugby’s Great Split is a benchmark text in the history of rugby, and an absorbing case study of wider issues – issues of class, gender, regional and national identity, and the impact of the commercialization and recent professionalization of rugby league. This insightful text is for anyone interested in Britain’s social history or in the emergence of modern sport, it is vital reading.

The Widow Rugby s Husband

The Widow Rugby s Husband
Author: Johnson Jones Hooper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1851
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Alabama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Widow Rugby s Husband Book Excerpt:

Rugby in Global Perspective

Rugby in Global Perspective
Author: John Harris,Nicholas Wise
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN: 1000693201
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rugby in Global Perspective Book Excerpt:

This book critically examines how rugby union has developed in recent years, in nations on the periphery of the sport. Focusing on people and places on the fringes, it examines contemporary issues and challenges within the global game. Such a collection is timely, as the sport’s governing body seeks to expand influence and participation beyond the eight core nations, with the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan being the first time that that tournament has taken place outside of the core. Presenting case studies from Europe, Africa, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East, this collection offers an interdisciplinary account of a sport that is undergoing a period of significant change. Through examination of topics such as the development of rugby sevens and the growth of women’s rugby, it considers what the future may hold for the sport. Rugby in Global Perspective is important reading for students of sport in society, the globalisation of sport, sports studies, sport development and associated fields. It is also a valuable resource for academic researchers working in rugby union or sport in the peripheral rugby nations, as well as those with an interest in cultural geography, sociology, development studies, events studies, event management and sport management.

Making Men Rugby and Masculine Identity

Making Men  Rugby and Masculine Identity
Author: Timothy J.L. Chandler,John Nauright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1136303715
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Men Rugby and Masculine Identity Book Excerpt:

This text looks at how an understanding of rugby can provide insight into what it has meant to "be a man" in societies influenced by the ideals of Victorian upper and middle classes. It shows that rugby has been a means of promoting male exclusivity, but also been a means of cultural incorporation.

Rugby World Cups 2003 and 2015

Rugby World Cups   2003 and 2015
Author: Paul Tait
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN: 1783333529
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rugby World Cups 2003 and 2015 Book Excerpt:

History was made on November 22 2003 - England was crowned the World Champion. Everything was ready for rugby to explode in England, for the national team to kick-on, for the level of the domestic game to continue growing and for the sport to truly become prominent nationwide. It did not eventuate. England lost far too many matches and the Aviva Premiership does not match the French Top 14. The result for Rugby World Cup 2015 is a match schedule allocating more games to Wales than to the north of England. Understanding how this came about and also how and why Wales secured matches is an important part of the puzzle and carries substantial implications for future Rugby World Cups. Local and global issues including decision making, rival sports and nationalized players are all tackled in an analysis that seeks to offer realistic and viable solutions for the benefit of English and global rugby.

More than Rugby

More than Rugby
Author: Pierre Spies
Publsiher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-09-28
ISBN: 0143528955
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More than Rugby Book Excerpt:

You might never play rugby again.' Everything that I had done for the largest part of my life had been centred around rugby, so you can imagine the shock I experienced on hearing that. But if you thought that was bad - there's more. The doctor went on to say that I could even die. That was the truly devastating part! From being on cloud nine - selected for the Springbok squad to go to the World Cup - I had been hit with shattering news that was more than enough to knock the wind out of my sails. I couldn't believe it - just when my career was beginning to soar. Being a top scorer in the winning Super 14 team, giving great performances in the Tri Nations and against England at Loftus, getting selected into the Springbok squad for the World Cup - and now this? These are the words of Pierre Spies, capped as a Springbok aged 21 only to be told a year later that he may never play rugby again. In More than Rugby, Spies, one of the most imposing and explosive loose forwards that South Africa has ever produced, shares his own story for the first time: his family life, his numerous sporting triumphs, and his faith. Much more than a sports biography, this is the moving, personal story behind the well-loved 'No. 8' of South African rugby. With a Foreword by Victor Matfield and contributions from Morné Steyn, Bryan Habana and Juan Smith.

Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education Incorporating Advancements

Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education  Incorporating Advancements
Author: Pumilia-Gnarini, Paolo M.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 829
Release: 2012-09-30
ISBN: 1466621230
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education Incorporating Advancements Book Excerpt:

"This book is designed to be a platform for the most significant educational achievements by teachers, school administrators, and local associations that have worked together in public institutions that range from primary school to the university level"--Provided by publisher.

Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems

Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems
Author: Thomas Jansen,Richard Jensen,Neil Mac Parthaláin,Chih-Min Lin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2021-11-17
ISBN: 3030870944
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems Book Excerpt:

This book contains the papers presented at the 20th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2021), held virtually by Aberystwyth University, 8–10th September 2021. This marks the 20th anniversary of UKCI; a testament to the increasing role and importance of Computational Intelligence (CI) and the continuing interest in its development. UKCI provides a forum for the academic community and industry to share ideas and experience in this field. EDMA 2021, the 4th International Engineering Data- and Model-Driven Applications workshop, is also incorporated and held in conjunction with UKCI 2021. Paper submissions were invited in the areas of fuzzy systems, neural networks, evolutionary computation, machine learning, data mining, cognitive computing, intelligent robotics, hybrid methods, deep learning and applications of CI.

Sport and Spirituality

Sport and Spirituality
Author: Jim Parry,Simon Robinson,Nick Watson,Mark Nesti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2007-09-12
ISBN: 113413682X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and Spirituality Book Excerpt:

Sport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport – be it described as ‘flow’, ‘transcendence’ or the discovery of meaning and value – is central both to our basic motivation to take part in sports, and to achieving success. Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction explores these human aspects of sports experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics, theology and religious studies. It includes discussions of: Spirituality in the postmodern era Spirituality, health and well-being Theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport and the spiritual Nature and transcendence – the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport Applied sport psychology and the existential Spiritual perspectives on pain, suffering and destiny Sport, the virtues, ethical development and the spirit of the game The Olympic Games and de Coubertin’s ideas of the ‘religio athletae’. This groundbreaking text will be a valuable resource for students of sport and exercise studies, sports coaching, physical education and sport and health psychology. This book should be read by all those interested in the preparation, performance and well-being of athletes.

Sport and the Media

Sport and the Media
Author: Matthew Nicholson,Anthony Kerr,Merryn Sherwood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-06-12
ISBN: 1317690427
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and the Media Book Excerpt:

Successful media relations and a sound communication strategy are essential for all sport organizations. Any successful manager working in sport must have a clear understanding of how the media works, as well as the practical skills to manage the communication process. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Sport and the Media: Managing the Nexus is still the only textbook to combine in-depth analysis of the rapidly developing sport media industry with a clear and straightforward guide to practical sport media management skills. The book explains the commercial relationships that exist between key media and sport organisations and how to apply a range of tools and strategies to promote the achievements of sport organisations. This updated edition includes a wider range of international examples and cases, as well as four completely new chapters covering new and social media, managing the media at major sports events, the work of the sports journalist, and the role of the sport media manager. The book's online resources have also been updated, with new lecture slides and teaching notes providing a complete package for instructors. Sport and the Media is an essential textbook for any degree level course on sport and the media, sport media management or sport communication, and invaluable reading for any sport media or sport management practitioner looking to improve their professional skills.

Pure JavaScript

Pure JavaScript
Author: Jason D. Gilliam,R. Allen Wyke,Charlton Ting,Sean Michaels
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 1608
Release: 2001-08-15
ISBN: 0768685524
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pure JavaScript Book Excerpt:

Pure JavaScript, Second Edition is a substantial and focused reference for experienced Web developers. This book begins with an accelerated introduction to the newest features of JavaScript so that experienced Web developers can quickly understand the concepts of JavaScript and begin developing their own JavaScript solutions immediately. Pure JavaScript, Second Edition contains concise descriptions of JavaScript forms, cookies, windows, and layers. Beyond the brief descriptions and short syntax snippets found in most references, this book also provides real-life, well-commented JavaScript examples for each documented object, property, method, and event handler. This not only helps the reader's understanding of the syntax, but also provides a contextual aid in determining how and why a specific object or method may be used. It also includes a special reference section dedicated to server-side JavaScript, coverage of JScript and Active Scripting, and a complete reference to browser-supported JavaScript.