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 and there is lots of support available.  Check out the latest news section for current opportunities.


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

The RFU Website includes lots of very useful information and advice on everything from the structure of coaching courses and a coaching development matrix, as well as more on the RFU pioneered coach licensing and coach education schemes, plus lots more.  Take a look here for more information.

The NLD Coaching Committee meets 3 – 4 times per year, if you have any queries regarding the group or would like more information contact Dan Sutton.

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