Rugby is my passion: playing, analysing, supporting, coaching. As a professional rugby coach, I’ve been privileged to have worked alongside some of the finest young talent both of the present and future as well as some of the premierships very best coaches. From my own coaching perspective I feel that it is my job to make sure that players develop in every session which they attend, this is our role as a coach.

With my role with Cambridge RUFC in National 1 as Defence Coach its essential that I work with the club to develop a strategy on how to develop a successful 1st XV & 2nd XV who can be successful in National 1. My role now in its second season sees the club enter a new league where they’ve been before to ensure that we’ve prepare the best each week to be successful in National 1.
Along with my role with the University as Academy Manager this sees me take on a number of very talented rugby players to develop them to push into the ‘Blues’ Squad’ who play in the Varsity match at Twickenham each year against Oxford. The role includes skills with the Blues Squad as their skills coach. Working with James Shannan to develop and improve player within their Blues Squad to ensure that the team is best prepared for their Varsity game each season.

Experience

  • Cambridge RUFC – Defence Coach (March 2015 – present)
    2015/16 Season National 2 South Champions
  • Cambridge University RUFC – Skills Coach & Academy Manager (March 2016 – present)
    Responsible for CURUFC Skills and development of 16 players in the clubs Academy.
  • Eastern Counties U20s – 2015/16 Season
    Lead Coach (National – Semi Finalists)
  • Bury St Edmunds – June 2015 – Dec 2015
    Consultancy (Head Coach) Nat 3 Winning Season
  • London Irish Amateur RFC June 2012 – May 2015
    Wild Gesse Attack Coach (National 3 SW)
  • London Irish – Academy Coach May 2011-Sept 2012
    Head Coach Silver Elite Player Development Group
    Assistant Aviva A League Coach
    Coach Gold Elite Player Development Group
    Coach AASE
    England SW Divisional Selector U16 & U18
    Hampshire and Berkshire County/School of Rugby
    Head Coach, London Irish Amateur RFC U19s
  • London Irish – Senior Community Development Coach Oct 2008-March 2011
    Community Coaching (Berkshire Clubs and Schools)
    Coach Education Sessions at Berkshire Clubs
    Silver EPDG coach
    England U16 Divisional Selector
    London Irish Amateur RFC Wolfhound Academy Head Coach
    Independent Schools Coordinator/Coach
  • Richmond FC – Senior Coach (1st and 2nd XV) July 2010-May 2011
    Assistant 1st XV Backs Coach
    Backs Coach 2nd XV
    Assisting with all 1st and 2nd XV pre-season preparation
    Match Analysis and Statistics
  • Richmond FC – Saxons Coach (3rd XV) Dec 2007-May 2009
    Organization of 3rd XV & Coach
  • Richmond FC – U13 Head Coach August 2008-May 2009
    Unbeaten winners of Surrey League 1
  • Blackpool RFC – U14/U15 (Backs Coach) Aug 2005-May 2007
    Consecutive county championships over two seasons
    International Rugby Academy New Zealand – High Performance Course – June 2010
    Regional Academy Managers Conference – Exeter RFC August 2011
    Regional Academy Managers Conference – Bristol October 2011
    Regional Academy Managers Conference – Twickenham January 2012
    Regional Academy Managers Conference – Bristol April 2012
    CPD Planning and Periodization – 02/02/2011 – Newbury RFC
    CPD Performance Profiling – 16/02/2011 – Newbury RFC
    Brian Ashton Masterclass in Attack – Reigate School – March 2010
  • other consultancy schools/club/CBs which we work with
    Richmond FC
    Westminister Catherdral School
    Bishop Stortford College
    Woodbridge School
    The Perse
    Roslyn Park RFC
    Eastern Counties RFC
    Cothill Prep School
    St John Beaumont, Old Windsor
    West London Free School
    Salesians, Chertsey
    Reading Abbey RFC
    Bracknell RUFC
    Wellington College
    Claires Court Schools

Profile Coming Soon

Notable Coaching Achievements
National Colts Cup Plate winners 2010 with Richmond RFC
Surrey Cup U21 Champions 2011 with Richmond RFC
2006 BUSA Champions with St Mary’s Men’s Rugby League

Coaching Experience
2007- Present – Head Coach of Richmond U21, Head Coach of Richmond U17
2006 -2007 London Scottish U16
2004 – 2006 St Mary’sUuniversity College Men’s Rugby League – Player Coach

Annual Summer/Half Term Rugby Camps

Richmond RFC – Lead Coach 2008,2009,2010,2011, 2012
London Irish – Guest Coach 2009, 2010, 2011
Young Guns Camps – Guest Coach with Jonathan Haskell

Rugby League Coaching Experience
London Scholars Rugby League 2nd Team Head Coach 2010-2011 season
London Broncos – Schools Liaison Officer 1999 – 2003

Qualifications
RFU Level 2 – Current CRB check with Richmond RFC

Coaching Experience
RFU Level 2
Degree in Physical and Sport Education – St Mary’s University

Head of Boys Physical Education at Salesian School, Chertsey
Head Coach Berkshire U13s (2013/14 Season)
Head Coach Richmond FC U18s (2013/14 Season)

Playing experience for London Irish Wild Geese (National 2), Surrey 1 XV & St Mary’s University 1st XV.

Cameron is a talent coach that has been working with us now for three seasons. A graduate from St Mary’s University with a Degree in Coaching Science, Cameron now works across Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge & London delivering rugby and multi sports sessions to clients.

Cameron’s playing experience currently is part of Cambridge RUFC 1st XV squad playing in National 1, a dynamic ball carrying hooker who’s knowledge of forward play is excellent.

Cameron was educated at Kilkenny College where he was 1st XV Vice Captain & Captain of rugby at St Mary’s University after leaving Kilkenny.

RFU Level 2 Qualified Coach & DBS checked

Coaching Experience

RFU Level 3 (current)
RFU Level 2 Coaching Certificate
1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Hockey
1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football


Recent Coach Development CPD

The Master Talent Coach – (Stuart Armstong) at Northampton Saints, Jan 2014
The Skill Acquisition Environment – (Ric Shuttleworth) at Loughborough University, Jan 2014
Olympic Lifting and Strength Training for Rugby – (Neil Taylor) at Wellington College, November 2013
The Psychology of a Winning Team – (Matt Thombs) at Denstone College, November 2013
Grappling Skills – (Brendan Chaplin) at Denstone College, November 2013

Recent Work / Coaching Experience

2008-2009 Leicester Tigers Community

2009-2012 Moseley Community Department

2009-2012 Greater Birmingham U13-16’s

2013-2014 Cambridge RFC-Community Manager

2012-2014 The Perse School-Sports Teacher

2013-2014 Living Sport- Sportivate Project Manager

2014- Present St Faiths Prep School PE and Games Teacher/ Heading Rugby

2015- Present County U16’s County Coach

Playing Background

2005 Daily Mail Cup U18 Last 16 with Wisbech Grammar School

2006-2009 Tigers Academy/ Development Team

– A league experience
– Tigers 7’s team

2009-2012 Full Time Player at Moseley RFC – Loaned to Coventry RFC

2012-Present Semi Pro at Cambridge RFC

2010-Present Susie Saloons 7s, Kamikaze 7s, Storm 7’s

Junior has played professional rugby for a number of season with both Bristol and Cornish Pirates prior to joining Chinnor a few seasons ago as a player/coach. Junior when playing for Bristol was picked two season in a row in the Championship Dream Team as a inside centre, so hopefully all players attending our courses and session can learn from an experienced former Professional Player, who’s played in the Championship & Premiership for Bristol & Cornish Pirates.

Playing:
Wellington NPC (New Zealand)
Cornish Pirtaes
Bristol Rugby
Chinnor Rugby (Current)

Coaching:
Community Coach – Cornish Pirates
Berkshire Youth U15s – Assistant Coach (current)
Chinoor RFC – Club 1st Assistant Coach (current)

Mark and I have know each other since going to school together from ten years old up in Lancashire at Rossall School. Mark has since gone onto play International Rugby for The Netherlands, he has spent time playing at Newcastle Falcons Academy then moving to New Zealand playing there for two seasons.  Since leaving New Zealand Mark spent time play in Australia & Holland before moving back the the UK to join Chinnor RFC for this coming season.

Playing:
Newcastle Falcons
England Schools
Fylde RFC
Sunshine Coast Stingrays
‘t Gooi – Holland
Blaydon
Chinnor RFC – (current)

Coaching:

Fylde U15s
Mahurangi (NZ) U15s
Northumbria University 2nd Team
Noosa U13
Youth Development Officer ’t Gooi Region
Netherland National Team Training Centre throwing/hooking specialist
Richmond U18

Andy and I have know each other since going to school in Lancashire at Rossall School. Andy’s worked hard on his own game over the past six or so years and gained International experience when he got capped for The Netherland in the 2014 Season. Andy continues to represent The Netherlands at international level,  having moved back to the UK to play at …

Playing:
Chinnor RFC.
Fylde
Blaydon Noosa
Sunshine Coast Stingrays
’t Gooi
Netherlands
Chinnor RFC (current)

Coaching:
’t Gooi Academy
Youth Development Officer ’t Gooi Region
Netherland National Team Training Centre throwing/hooking specialist
Netherlands U16 & 17 guest coach

Alex is part of the London Irish AASE programme as a Lock/Back row forward.   Alex has been with us as a player since he was 12year old.  He took part in our clinics and our one-to-one sessions building up his skills, game understanding.  AS well as the tactical & technical elements of the game.

Over the last few years Alex has assisted our  coaches at sessions, all as part of his own development as a coach in his own right. He’s now signed off for his Level 1 UKCC Coaching Qualification. He joins us as part of our team as a Junior coach to develop under  Jack and the current team of coaches.

A bright future for both Alex both with & without a tracksuit on!