Sports Lecture Open to All


Former British Lions and Scotland international rugby player Tony Stanger will be visiting our shores in July, to share his ideas on how we can nurture our young sports people and unlock their sporting potential.


The presentation starts at 2pm on Saturday 18th July, at the Keyll Darree Lecture Theatre at Nobles Hospital in Strang.  The event is free of charge but spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.



Titled “Understanding Talent”, the presentation will be the first in an ongoing series of lectures open to all coaches, athletes, parents and sports administrators.   


Have you ever wondered why some athletes who were very good when they were young never make it in sport and why others who had limited success as a junior go on to have amazing careers? Understanding talent is a workshop designed for people who want to know more about why this can happen and what they can do to help any athlete reach their potential. 


During the session Tony will share his work with us and show how to use a robust and evidence based definition of talent to create an environment designed to give athletes the best chance of success.


As the improvement and development of coaching features prominently as a key objective of the IOM Strategy for Sport, the presentation will form part of the Isle of Man Sport Coaching Development Programme.  This initiative involves the provision of a coordinated syllabus of workshops and seminars designed to support local coaches with their continued personal development.

If you would like to attend the conpresentation, please tact the Sports Coaching Coordinator by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact 688590 to reserve your place.