Carrick RFC Pat Lam Connacht Rugby

Connacht Rugby launch Vision & Strategy for next four years

Carrick RFC Pat Lam Connacht Rugby

Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane was in Dublin today to publicly launch the province’s Vision & Strategy document for 2016 – 2020.

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Ruane was joined by Connacht’s head coach Pat Lam, academy manager Nigel Carolan and club & community manager Eric Elwood for the launch that took place at the Aviva Stadium to mark the culmination of the club’s ‘Grassroots to Green Shirts’ vision.

The 28-page strategic plan which will be made available on the club’s website next month outlines the objectives for each department and points to ‘big moves’ for the organisation to strive towards.

Commenting at the launch, Ruane said “The strategic plan effectively charts the course for Connacht Rugby over the next four years. It’s setting out what it is we’re working towards, what we hope to achieve, and how we are going to achieve it.

“We have spent the last 12 months working on the overall vision and purpose of Connacht Rugby. Then we built out from there in terms of our key objectives, the big things we want to achieve and the detail behind those big objectives.

“We want everyone invested in Connacht Rugby, supporters included, to have a real sense of what we are about and what we are working towards day to day. This Vision & Strategy is for everyone to see and will ensure that we are all held to our own standards for the continued success of rugby in the province.”

As part of the process Connacht Rugby are inviting supporters to join them on Wednesday, 1st June for the Supporters Launch of the Strategy in NUI Galway. The event will take place on the Institute for Lifecourse & Society Main Theatre, NUIG at 6:30pm, with doors opening at 6pm. Chief Executive, Willie Ruane will present the Connacht Rugby vision, ‘Grassroots to Green Shirts’ and provide an overview of our ambitious plan. Afterwards, he will be joined by Head Coach Pat Lam, Academy Manager Nigel Carolan and Club and Community Manager Eric Elwood for a Q&A session.