Coaching is one of the most crucial factors in developing, sustaining and increasing participation in rugby union, securing the future and quality of the English game. To be an effective coach, you will need to fulfil a number of different roles, covering the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects demanded by our game.

There is lots of help available for all levels of coaches whether you are just starting out or if you are working your way up the coaching ladder.  NLD is committed to helping coaches of all levels. Check out the latest news section for current opportunities.


Courses are all listed on the RFU site and you are able to search for courses close to you and make both individual and group bookings.

The coaching area of the RFU Website has lots of very useful information and advice on all aspects related to coaching including; information on RFU Coaching Courses, My Coaching Academy, Online Course Booking, Coach Licencing and much more.

The NLD Game Development Commitee meet 3-4 times per year, if you have any queries regarding the group or would like more information contact NLD Head of Game Development, Dave Andrews on [email protected]

Opportunities to get involved with coaching representative rugby and any club vacancies will be posted in the latest news section of our webiste so look out for more information.

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