Highest Level Coached:
Uk Level 6 and London Irish Academy
I am always keen to learn from other countries and people. Having just finished my level 3 I feel now is an ideal time to go out and explore the world using my rugby qualifications. I have always wanted to coach in other countries and feel that my skills and experience working for the RFU and a Premiership club give me a unique insight into both the community and professional game.
Coaching Ethics & Beliefs:
To create a training environment that is conducive to learning and challenging to players. I aim to adopt an innovative and energetic coaching style which, will develop the individual players within my squad with the goal of improving the wider team. This is to be achieved through the use of scenario based games to enrich game-based experience
Qualifications & Accreditations:
2:1 (Hons) Sports Development (University of Portsmouth) Safeguarding and protecting young people Equity in Coaching How to coach disabled people in Sport
I have been working in rugby for nearly a decade now since taking up an interest during University. I graduated from Portsmouth with a 2:1 (hons) in Sport Development and started immediately working for the RFU as a community rugby coach. During my time with the RFU I was seconded to Thatcham RFC who I helped guide to a Berkshire Plate victory and a top 3 finish in my only season involved with the club. Following on from working with the RFU I moved to London Irish to work in their community department as the HITZ officer, managing a programme for young people from 16-18, focusing on getting them back into education, employment and training. During my time at London Irish I continued my work with Reading Bluecoat School where I coached the senior squad and guided the 2nd XV to the last 4 of the county cup on 4 occasions. More recently I have been involved in Reading RFC as assistant coach and this season as head coach in Level 6. I have also spent the last season managing a London Irish DPP academy site which I see as a real achievement of my coaching career.
Berkshire Plate Winners - 2013 Thatcham RFC, Berkshire Cup Runners Up RBCS 2nd XV 2014
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