Staffordshire Rugby Union Coaching Society

The Staffordshire Coaching Society’s Annual Summer Coaching Conference was held at Stafford RFC on Sunday the 29th June.


In fine warm weather this years event was deemed a great success.

Coaches from the majority of Staffordshire clubs were represented and thoroughly engaged during the day with some great sessions for this years presenters.

Graham Smith - (England Womens Coach) giving some new ideas from New Zealand from England’s training camp

Michael Patz - the importance of communication between players and coaches

Andrew Gibson (Sale Academy Coach) - conditioning for the coming season.

Dave Wilks (Sale Academy Coach) - Back play

Many thanks to Stafford RFC for hosting the day and to the Staffordshire U17/18 squad for providing willing participants for the presenters to work with.

Overall this years  conference was an excellent event and continued the high standard of these events within Staffordshire.

It was very pleasing to have  Ian Bletcher (Area Player Development Officer) in attendance for the day, Ian passed on his congratulations to the Coaching Society for keeping the event on the calendar and once again providing an excellent day for the Staffordshire Coaches.