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Maidstone Rugby U14s Fundraising Idea Leave a comment Read more »

Maidstone Rugby U14s Fundraising Idea

I am sure that many parents of youth rugby players will have shared the trials and tribulations of fundraising efforts on behalf of their blissfully unaffected offspring! So, it is not without some pride (& huge relief) that we managed to get the Maidstone Rugby…


Good Coaching Starts With Good Listening Leave a comment Read more »

Good Coaching Starts With Good Listening

In recent years, a lot has changed in terms of the qualities demonstrated by and expected of successful rugby coaches. Whilst the traditional image of a coach may have been a strong autocratic leader that only saw one way of doing things, leadership science has…


How to Get Your Rugby Team to "Click"? Leave a comment Read more »

How to Get Your Rugby Team to “Click”?

Yesterday morning at the rugby club I was talking with the father of one of our youth players about the match he had just watched and he used the phrase “that was a great performance, everything just clicked”. This made me think. Had everything just…


A Wake-Up Call to Coaches: RFU losing £8m of Funding 1 Comment Read more »

A Wake-Up Call to Coaches: RFU losing £8m of Funding

Last January, Sport England, the body which presides over the allocation of public money to sports development in England, announced its plans to invest £493m in grassroots sport over the next four years with the aim of keeping alive the legacy of the 2012 Olympic…


Joys of Age-Grade Coaching: Start of a New Season (Part 1) Leave a comment Read more »

Joys of Age-Grade Coaching: Start of a New Season (Part 1)

Five more sleeps! A new season starts on Sunday and for the first time in a few years I’m especially excited and enthusiastic at the prospect, so much so that I’m counting the days just as I hope my players will be. Five more sleeps……


Youngsters Need Support From Senior Players 2 Comments Read more »

Youngsters Need Support From Senior Players

A year ago I wrote a piece about the development of young players at my club, who at that point had attained positions in the first team and went on to win the Norfolk Junior Cup final. This was a first for the club and…


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