Jack Heald


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