Jack Heald - MD Of J.Heald Coaching

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.


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

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