Coaching Vacancy at Sutton Bonington RFC

Sutton Bonington RFC

Men’s XV Coach


Sutton Bonington RFC is made up of students from the University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington Campus (LE12 5RD). As a club largely made up of busy Veterinary Medicine students, we have a core group of around 25 players competing on Saturdays in men’s club leagues. The club has won the NLD Security Plus Pennant League 1 for the last 3 seasons in a row. Therefore the boys will be moving into the top flight of the Leicestershire club leagues, Merit A, for a new challenge in the 2019/2020 season, as well as planning competitive friendly fixtures. Following victory over an XV from the main University last year, ambition continues to grow where we want to push ourselves again next year, as players and as a club, in order to continue to build our reputation.


Further insight into our club can be found on our Student’s Union page ( as well as our new social media:

Facebook: Sutton Bonington Rugby Club @SBrugbyclub    Instagram: SBRFC @suttonboningtonrfc


Our group of young 18-24 year old players, littered with boys that have played a very high level of rugby, would like to have a coach to be able to lead sessions with expertise, direction and ambition. This advert is open ended to the extent that we must admit, as a student run society, we do not have the funds currently to pay a coach on an hourly rate or session-by-session basis. However, we would consider paying travel expenses as appropriate. Ultimately though, we would welcome interest from anyone who could fulfill the below key responsibilities and who values what we offer.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Captains prior to season in order to understand the club and plan accordingly
  • Term dates:
    • 23rd September 2019 – 13th December 2019 (12 weeks)
    • 13th January – 27th March 2019 (11 weeks)
  • Carefully plan and lead weekly training sessions consistently on a weekly basis
    • Monday 7-8:30pm (MUST ATTEND)
    • Wednesday 2-3:30pm (NEGOTIABLE)
  • Provide detailed session plan to Captains if absent
  • Liaise with Captains about team selection
  • Attend Match Days (PREFERRABLE BUT NOT COMPULSORY) – lead warm up and oversee in-game substitutions
  • Support some young players into their first senior rugby season


What we offer:

  • Unique opportunity to coach an ambitious club wanting to play an attractive and fun style of rugby
  • Great training facilities (3G training pitch, gym, fitness studio and fantastically well maintained pitch)
  • Chance to be part of the SBRFC culture and journey towards a hopefully bigger club long term
  • A young or new coach could gain experience in senior coaching
  • Equally potential for interest from an experienced coach excited by the look of SBRFC


How to apply: Please email your CV or any queries to John Price (SBRFC President) at [email protected] or call on 07794 194151