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Women’s 1st Team Coaching Opportunity

July 17th, 2019 by

The University of Nottingham Women’s Rugby Union Club are looking for a 1st team Women’s Coach for next season (2019-20).

If you are interested please send your CV and a covering letter to Paul Westgate, Head of Performance Rugby, at the University of Nottingham. Deadline for all applications is Friday 2 August.

For further information please contact Paul.

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07976 967977

Electronic Match Card Training

July 16th, 2019 by

Sign up for Electronic Match Card Training is now open here. Dates & locations below and more detailed information for each venue is available when you click through to the sign up page.  Please be aware that there will not be a confirmation email upon completion.

 

Tuesday 30 July – Blaydon

Tuesday 30 July – Launceston

Wednesday 31 July – Wetherby

Wednesday 31 July – Salisbury

Thursday 1 August – Wigan

Thursday 1 August – North Bristol

Tuesday 6 August – Silhillians

Tuesday 6 August – Cambridge

Wednesday 7 August – Wellingborough

Wednesday 7 August – Tunbridge Wells

Thursday 8 August – Newark

Thursday 8 August – Twickenham

 

Timing for all sessions will be:

  • 6.30pm meet for 7pm start
  • Finish around 9pm

 

Priority will be given to those from a men’s level 9 or below team and all women’s team. However, if there is space, then we will accommodate attendees from other clubs, whether they are new MCAs or want a refresher.

Competition Deadlines this Friday, 19th July

July 16th, 2019 by

The entry deadlines for the below competitions are this Friday, the 19th July:

Ladies & Girls wanted at West Bridgford

July 11th, 2019 by

With the season only a few weeks away West Bridgford Ladies & Girls U18s are looking for new players to join their growing squad. The U18s this season will train alongside the ladies’ squad, mirroring the drills and sessions to make it easier for that move into senior rugby.

If you want to be part of the highest placed ladies team in the three Counties then why not come along and give it a TRY. Training starts Thursday 18th July at 7pm – all pre-season training takes place on the Alford Road Playing Fields West Bridgford.

For more information either turn up on the night, or contact Ken James – [email protected]

RFU Community Game Update July 2019

July 10th, 2019 by

The July 2019 Community Game Update contains important information on the following:

  • Launch of englandrugby.com new website
  • Age Grade Rugby – Regulation 15 changes
  • Supplemental Ticket Fund 2018-19
  • Indicative International Ticket Allocation
  • Sky 5% price increase
  • Electronic Match Card July/August training sessions
  • Mitsubishi Motors pre-match hospitality – Quilter Internationals
  • Launch of Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign
  • Rugby Safe lead role
  • Aspirational teams review 2018-19

 

New look englandrugby.com website

The new englandrugby.com has now launched with a fresh new design putting the user at the heart of all we do digitally. This is a key step in our digital refresh project with our strategic partner IBM.

Our aim is to make it easier for people to find the information they want, wherever they are and to keep them interested in all we do whether they are a fan, player, coach, referee or volunteer.

Further work will continue over the next few weeks to make sure we are ready for the start of the community game season and the Quilter Internationals in August.

We hope you like the new website. Please click here to visit the new site and use the ‘Feedback’ tab on the right hand side of the page if you have any comments.

 

Age Grade Rugby – Regulation 15 changes

The RFU Council approved updates to Regulation 15 in their June meeting. These are important changes with action required ready for the new season, so please share widely with all those involved in Age Grade rugby across clubs, schools and colleges. They follow feedback from Age Grade players and the wider game, and support the Age Grade philosophy of being player-centred, development-driven and competition-supported. In particular, the Government’s Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) has provided updated advice on 17-year-olds playing adult rugby, which has meant the introduction of a new process. Click here for more information on all the changes to Regulation 15.

 

Supplemental Ticket Fund 2018-19

The Supplemental Ticket Fund is generated from the sale of commercial and hospitality tickets at major men’s senior internationals at Twickenham Stadium. Every voting member club, Constituent Body and Referee Society receives an equal share of the fund generated each season. The amount due from the 2018-19 season to voting clubs, Constituent Bodies and Referee Societies, is £1,080.73.

The amount will be reduced by each member’s 2019-20 subscription fee and any debts outstanding, with the RFU to establish the final payments made.

Each voting member should receive their payment by 31 July 2019.

We are aware that a small number of Clubs, Constituent Bodies or Referee Societies are not currently set up as a supplier on the RFU system. In order to receive the Supplemental Ticket Fund, each member must be registered on the system. If required, please click here and follow the RFU supplier set up steps.

 

Indicative International Ticket Allocation

The new method for allocating International tickets will come into effect for the 2021 Guinness Six Nations. Indicative allocations for clubs, which have been derived from the data entered onto the GMS team management module by Friday 17 May 2019, have now been communicated to the international ticket contacts at each club. If you have any questions, please speak to them directly.

As previously advised, your new club allocation will be based on the cumulative number of matches played across the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. The indicative allocations are a forecast based on one season, your actual allocation will be finalised once the results from the 2019-20 season have been collected.

 

Sky increases prices for Clubs by 5%

We just wanted to flag that you should have received a communication highlighting that Sky have advised that their prices will increase by 5% with immediate effect.

 

Electronic Match Card training sessions

After a successful rollout to Level 8 of the men’s game and its introduction into the women’s game, Electronic Match Cards (EMCs) will now be rolled out to Level 12 in the men’s game and Level 6 in the women’s game. To support this, we will be running training sessions across the country to help teams become more confident using the system as Match Card Administrators (MCAs).

The dates and locations for the training sessions are below. More detailed information for each venue is available when you click through to the sign up page.

Tuesday 30 July – Blaydon

Tuesday 30 July – Launceston

Wednesday 31 July – Wetherby

Wednesday 31 July – Salisbury

Thursday 1 August – Wigan

Thursday 1 August – North Bristol

Tuesday 6 August – Silhillians

Tuesday 6 August – Cambridge

Wednesday 7 August – Wellingborough

Wednesday 7 August – Tunbridge Wells

Thursday 8 August – Newark

Thursday 8 August – Twickenham

 

Timing for all sessions will be:

  • 6.30pm meet for 7pm start
  • Finish around 9pm

 

Priority will be given to those from a men’s level 9 or below team and all women’s team. However, if there is space, then we will accommodate attendees from other clubs, whether they are new MCAs or want a refresher.

Sign-up details: Please fill in the sign-up form here. Please be aware that there will not be a confirmation email upon completion.

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].

 

Mitsubishi Motors pre-match volunteer hospitality – Quilter Internationals

As part of their partnership with England Rugby, Mitsubishi Motors supports grassroots rugby by recognising and rewarding the thousands of volunteers who are an integral part of the sport through the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme. Club volunteers who already have match tickets are able to register for up to four tickets for pre-match hospitality in the British Airways Fan Village at this summer’s Quilter Internationals at Twickenham.

The aim is to thank grassroots volunteers for their valued contributions to the game so to help us reward as many volunteers as possible, we ask volunteers to only register for one of the matches and not to register if they have attended one of these events before.

We will be serving hot food and a variety of beverages before the Quilter International matches against Wales and Ireland, opening two hours before the match and closing just before kick-off.

In order to reach as many volunteers as possible, please only register for one of the Quilter International matches and do not register if you have attended one of these events before. Tickets are limited and will be cancelled if not accompanied by a name, if you have attended any of the Quilter International 2018 Series / Guinness Six Nations 2019 hospitality before or in the case of registration of more than one match.

To register for tickets, please click on one of the links below indicating the name of each attendee, their club and if any are under 18.

 

Sunday 11 August, 12:00: England v Wales (14:00 KO)

Saturday 24 August 2019, 13.00: England v Ireland (15:00 KO)

 

Excitement grows for the Rugby World Cup 2019

To inspire the nation and generate support for the England team, last week England Rugby launched its Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign. Click here to watch the video.

We are preparing new materials to support clubs with their events celebrating the Rugby World Cup 2019. Further information will follow in August.

Please hold Sunday 22 September, when England play Tonga in their opening encounter, as a date to organise events for club members and the wider local community.

 

RugbySafe Lead Role

The previously named golden role “Medial Officer” on GMS has now been renamed “RugbySafe Lead”. This is to align with and increase awareness of the RugbySafe campaign as well as reflect the wider player welfare remit that is evolving in the game and clubs may want to consider. More information on the role, including an example Club RugbySafe role descriptor with recommended tasks and responsibilities is available on the Being a RugbySafe Club page.

Clubs are encouraged to update the contact details for the RugbySafe Lead on their GMS page. Most CBs now have an active CB RugbySafe Lead in place and will be looking to contact Club RugbySafe Leads to provide local updates and support.

 

Aspirational Teams Review 2018-19

This season’s aspirational teams’ international tours produced some exciting matches. England Students played two fixtures against France Universities, England Counties U18s toured Ireland, England Counties U20s toured Romania and England Counties played in Georgia. Click here to read the more detailed Aspirational Team review 2018-19.

 

Forthcoming Events:

July:

10 England Red Roses V France (10.15 pm)

14 New Zealand v England Red Roses (9.00 pm)

 

August:

09 Community Game Update issued

11 England v Wales Quilter International (2.00 pm)

17 Wales v England Quilter International (2.15 pm)

24 England v Ireland Quilter International (3.00 pm)

 

September:

06 England v Italy Quilter International, St James Park (7.45 pm)

20 Rugby World Cup 2019 commences

22 England V Tonga (11.15 am)

26 England v USA (11.45 am)

 

October:

05 England v Argentina (9.00 am)

12 England v France (9.15 am)

Age Grade Playing Calendar Pilot for 2019-20

July 10th, 2019 by

Important information from the RFU

In the run-up to the new season, we kick off a renewed drive to get the Age Grade game working more closely as one.  The aim is to provide a quality experience across all clubs, schools, colleges, universities and rep rugby that retains more age grade players and ultimately improves the numbers transitioning into adult rugby.

Developing the Age Grade Playing Calendar is one of the vehicles through which we can join everyone more closely together.  We appreciate the feedback we receive about the Calendar and have been working on the detail of this over recent months with our partners across the Age Grade game.  Much of the feedback focusses on post-Christmas, when many club competitions are in full swing, representative and pathway activity is scheduled, schools competitions are reaching latter stages and the schools sevens season gets underway.

Players playing in multiple environments continue to be under pressure to play and all competition organisers are looking for increased flexibility. In addition, there are many players who only play in one environment be that club, school or college whose participation we should also be maximising.  Based on some of the feedback we want to try and further open up opportunities for this significant group in particular.

As a consequence we will for season 2019-20 be running a Pilot in the second half of the season (from 1st January to 10th May 2020).  This will make the windows in the Age Grade Playing Calendar at U12 to U16 “priority” windows.  Most major competitions are set already in the approved Calendars but for those that are more locally run (usually by clubs or schools/colleges themselves) the pilot means they can be scheduled in either window.  But if a player is in multiple environments (club, school, college, rep rugby) in orange weeks they should prioritise their club and in blue weeks they should prioritise their school/college; and those selected for pathway and rep rugby on those identified calendar dates, should prioritise that.

It is incumbent on all parties to discuss what is best for each individual player and resolve any conflict locally, remembering the long-term aim to retain their participation through to adult rugby and the final choice remains with the player and parent as to their priority.  This is no different from what the calendar requires already and the pilot approach makes the collaborative conversations even more crucial.

Clearly it is common sense to still organise activities in the appropriate weeks to maximise availabilities and avoid conflicts, however this will allow some flexibility and potentially benefit the group mentioned above.  In addition, organisers will need to be aware that if they are scheduling competitions out of window they should communicate this to all entrants well in advance and understand they will not have access to some players who are involved in other environments.

The regulation for CBs to approve all competitions still remains and must be followed as is the case now; it is still advantageous to try to minimise clashes but this pilot will allow flexibility.  There will be even greater expectation for the parties involved in Age Grade Rugby to work together to implement this.  If this proves successful then we could role this out across the whole season in 2020-21, if it causes problems we will have to look at less flexible solutions.

We will update on implementation with county bodies at the summer Age Grade sessions.  Please contact [email protected] if you have any feedback or queries.

Phil Attwell – RFU Education & Age Grade Committee Chair

Nigel Orton – RFU Game Development Committee Chair

Tracy Edmundson – RFU Age Grade Clubs Advisory Group Chair

Keith Gee – England Rugby Football Schools Union Chair

David Elstone – Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference Sports Committee Chair

Sean Price – Independent Association of Prep Schools Representative

Jim Skinner – Grammar School Heads Association CEO

Scott Brand – Independent Schools Association National Sports Officer

Mark Saltmarsh – RFU Head of Education & Age Grade Rugby

Mike Barnett – RFU Age Grade Rugby Manager

 

NLD U14-U16 Competition Entries now open

July 5th, 2019 by

Applications are now invited for the NLD U14-U16 competitions for 2019-20 season.

All ages will play the same format this year.

Please read thoroughly and familiarise yourself with the NLD U13 U19 Competition Rules 2019-20, as there have been some changes to these since last year. Dates of each round can be found at the end of the Competition Rules.

The NLD U14-16 Competition Entry Form 2019-20 should be returned to Katherine Wells at the NLD Office:

by email on [email protected]

or by post to:

Katherine Wells

NLD RFU,

Northgate Business Centre,

38 Northgate,

Newark,

Nottinghamshire

NG24 1EZ

 

Closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 15th July 2019. Entries received after that may not be entered.

NLD COlts Fixtures for 2019-20 Season

July 4th, 2019 by

Round 1

8th September 2019

Nottingham Corsairs         v             Cleethorpes

Mellish                                  v             Nottingham Moderns

Boston                                  v             Kesteven

Lincoln Reds                       v            Ashfield

Newark                                 v             Oundle

Spalding                               v             Grimsby

Lincoln Greens                   v             Sleaford

 

Round 2

15th September 2019

Nottingham Moderns              v             Nottingham Corsairs

Kesteven                                     v             Cleethorpes

Ashfield                                      v             Mellish

Oundle                                        v             Boston

Grimsby                                     v             Lincoln Reds

Sleaford                                     v             Newark

Lincoln Greens                        v             Spalding

 

 Round 3

 22nd September 2019

Nottingham Corsairs             v             Kesteven

Nottingham Moderns           v             Ashfield

Cleethorpes                             v             Oundle

Mellish                                     v             Grimsby

Boston                                     v             Sleaford

Lincoln Reds                          v             Lincoln Greens

Newark                                    v             Spalding

 

 

Round 4

29th September 2019

Ashfield                           v             Nottingham Corsairs

Oundle                             v             Kesteven

Grimsby                          v             Nottingham Moderns

Sleaford                           v             Cleethorpes

Lincoln Greens              v             Mellish

Spalding                          v             Boston

Newark                            v             Lincoln Reds

 

Round 5

6th October 2019

Nottingham Corsairs             v             Oundle

Ashfield                                    v             Grimsby

Kesteven                                   v             Sleaford

Nottingham Moderns             v             Lincoln Greens

Cleethorpes                               v             Spalding

Mellish                                       v             Newark

Boston                                        v             Lincoln Reds

 

Round 6

13th October 2019

Grimsby                                      v            Nottingham Corsairs

Sleaford                                      v             Oundle

Lincoln Greens                         v             Ashfield

Spalding                                     v             Kesteven

Nottingham Moderns              v             Newark

Lincoln Reds                              v             Cleethorpes

Boston                                         v             Mellish

 

 

Round 7

27th October 2019

Nottingham Corsairs               v             Sleaford

Grimsby                                      v             Lincoln Greens

Oundle                                        v             Spalding

Newark                                       v             Ashfield

Kesteven                                     v             Lincoln Reds

Nottingham Moderns              v             Boston

Cleethorpes                               v             Mellish

 

Round 8

3rd November 2019

Lincoln Greens               v             Nottingham Corsairs

Spalding                           v             Sleaford

Newark                             v             Grimsby

Lincoln Reds                    v             Oundle

Boston                               v             Ashfield

Mellish                              v             Kesteven

Cleethorpes                      v             Nottingham Moderns

 

Round 9

10th November 2019

Nottingham Corsairs            v             Spalding

Lincoln Greens                      v             Newark

Sleaford                                  v             Lincoln Reds

Grimsby                                  v             Boston

Oundle                                    v             Mellish

Ashfield                                   v             Cleethorpes

Kesteven                                  v             Nottingham Moderns

 

 

Round 10

24th November 2019

Newark                                    v             Nottingham Corsairs

Lincoln Reds                          v             Spalding

Boston                                     v             Lincoln Greens

Mellish                                     v             Sleaford

Cleethorpes                             v             Grimsby

Nottingham Moderns           v             Oundle

Kesteven                                  v             Ashfield

 

Round 11

1st December 2019

Nottingham Corsairs            v             Lincoln Reds

Newark                                    v             Boston

Spalding                                  v             Mellish

Lincoln Greens                      v             Cleethorpes

Sleaford                                   v             Nottingham Moderns

Grimsby                                  v             Kesteven

Oundle                                    v             Ashfield

 

Round 12

8th December 2019

Boston                                      v             Nottingham Corsairs

Mellish                                     v             Lincoln Reds

Cleethorpes                             v             Newark

Nottingham Moderns           v             Spalding

Kesteven                                  v             Lincoln Greens

Ashfield                                   v             Sleaford

Oundle                                    v             Grimsby

 

 

Round 13

15th December 2019           

Nottingham Corsairs            v             Mellish

Boston                                     v             Cleethorpes

Lincoln Reds                          v             Nottingham Moderns

Newark                                    v             Kesteven

Spalding                                  v             Ashfield

Lincoln Greens                      v             Oundle

Sleaford                                  v             Grimsby

 

Round 14

22nd December 2019

Cleethorpes                              v             Nottingham Corsairs

Nottingham Moderns            v             Mellish

Kesteven                                   v             Boston

Ashfield                                    v             Lincoln Reds

Oundle                                      v             Newark

Grimsby                                   v             Spalding

Sleaford                                    v             Lincoln Greens

 

Round 15

29th December 2019

Nottingham Corsairs            v             Nottingham Moderns

Cleethorpes                            v             Kesteven

Mellish                                    v             Ashfield

Boston                                     v             Oundle

Lincoln Reds                          v             Grimsby

Newark                                    v             Sleaford

Spalding                                  v             Lincoln Greens

 

 

Round 16

5th January 2020

Kesteven                       v             Nottingham Corsairs

Ashfield                        v             Nottingham Moderns

Oundle                          v             Cleethorpes

Grimsby                        v             Mellish

Sleaford                         v             Boston

Lincoln Greens            v             Lincoln Reds

Spalding                        v             Newark

 

Round 17

17th January 2020

Nottingham Corsairs           v             Ashfield

Kesteven                                 v             Oundle

Nottingham Moderns          v             Grimsby

Cleethorpes                            v             Sleaford

Mellish                                    v             Lincoln Greens

Boston                                     v             Spalding

Lincoln Reds                          v             Newark

 

Round 18

2nd February 2020

Oundle                       v             Nottingham Corsairs

Grimsby                     v             Ashfield

Sleaford                      v             Kesteven

Lincoln Greens         v             Nottingham Moderns

Spalding                     v             Cleethorpes

Newark                       v             Mellish

Lincoln Reds             v             Boston

 

 

Round 19

16th February 2020

Nottingham Corsairs               v             Grimsby

Oundle                                        v             Sleaford

Ashfield                                       v             Lincoln Greens

Kesteven                                     v             Spalding

Newark                                        v             Nottingham Moderns

Cleethorpes                                 v             Lincoln Reds

Mellish                                         v             Boston

 

Round 20

23rd February 2020        

Sleaford                            v             Nottingham Corsairs

Lincoln Greens               v             Grimsby

Spalding                           v             Oundle

Ashfield                            v             Newark

Lincoln Reds                   v             Kesteven

Boston                               v             Nottingham Moderns

Mellish                              v             Cleethorpes

 

Round 21

1st March 2020

Nottingham Corsairs              v             Lincoln Greens

Sleaford                                     v             Spalding

Grimsby                                     v             Newark

Oundle                                       v             Lincoln Reds

Ashfield                                      v             Boston

Kesteven                                    v             Mellish

Nottingham Moderns             v             Cleethorpes

 

 

Round 22

8th March 2020

Spalding                                       v              Nottingham Corsairs

Newark                                         v              Lincoln Greens

Lincoln Reds                               v              Sleaford

Boston                                          v              Grimsby

Mellish                                         v              Oundle

Cleethorpes                                 v              Ashfield

Nottingham Moderns               v              Kesteven

 

Round 23

22nd March 2020

Nottingham Corsairs            v             Newark

Spalding                                  v             Lincoln Reds

Lincoln Greens                      v             Boston

Sleaford                                   v             Mellish

Grimsby                                   v             Cleethorpes

Oundle                                      v             Nottingham Moderns

Ashfield                                    v             Kesteven

 

Round 24

5th April 2020

Lincoln Reds                             v             Nottingham Corsairs

Boston                                        v             Newark

Mellish                                       v             Spalding

Cleethorpes                               v             Lincoln Greens

Nottingham Moderns             v             Sleaford

Kesteven                                    v             Grimsby

Ashfield                                     v             Oundle

 

 

Round 25

19th April 2020

Nottingham Corsairs               v             Boston

Lincoln Reds                             v             Mellish

Newark                                       v             Cleethorpes

Spalding                                     v             Nottingham Moderns

Lincoln Greens                         v             Kesteven

Sleaford                                      v             Ashfield

Grimsby                                     v             Oundle

 

Round 26

26th April 2020

Mellish                                       v             Nottingham Corsairs

Cleethorpes                               v             Boston

Nottingham Moderns             v             Lincoln Reds

Kesteven                                    v             Newark

Ashfield                                      v             Spalding

Oundle                                        v             Lincoln Greens

Grimsby                                      v             Sleaford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NLD Women and Girls Honoured

July 1st, 2019 by

NLD Women’s Honour Cap Presentation 2019

 

NLD Women’s Senior squad gathered at Nottingham Rugby Club this weekend to be honoured for their contribution to NLD County rugby. Players were awarded a cap and certificate in recognition of their dedication and commitment to NLD W&G’s County squads. This is the first time NLD W&G’s rugby has been able to recognise individual players who give their time to represent their county.

Caps for recognition of County Representation for players transitioning through Junior to Senior County rugby were awarded to:

Alexandra Clack
Holly Felton

Jess Tolson

Lucy Payne

Megan Stephens

 

Caps for County Representation at Senior level were awarded to:

 

Alexandra Clinkard

Alicia Jakeman

Amelia Nicholson

Catherine Wynn

Chira Roberts

Grace Stocks

Hannah Dennis

Hannah Newsome

Idil Abdi

Jenny Castle

Jenna Bierton

Kim Boultby

Leanne Reeves

Phoebe Nicholls

Sarah Driver

Sophie Todd

Tanya Bird

 

Caps were presented by W&G’s Head Coach Dan Edson and W&G’s Chair Neil Clack.

None of this would happen without the hard work and dedication of Dan Edson and his team of coaches Sam Bignall, Carl Whitley, Gareth Pilkington and Jep Chap.

Thank you to Nottingham RFC for hosting us and the NLD board for awarding the Honour Caps.

Also, a big thank you to Sarah Driver, NLD Women’s squad Manager, for organising this event and for her efforts throughout the season in making this years programme a positive and enjoyable experience.

 

Neil Clack

 

 

Coaching Vacancy at Sutton Bonington RFC

June 27th, 2019 by

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 (https://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/sports/sport/suttonboningtonrugby/) 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