England Counties Hon. Head Coach



England Counties are seeking to appoint an honorary Head Coach. The successful applicant will be appointed for the 19/20 programme (tour to Romania in June 2020)


Honorary Team Manager, England Counties XV.

England Counties Management Team, RFU staff, CB and National League club managers and coaches.

The post-holder will lead the coaching team and planning of the coaching programme to provide a positive and successful playing environment. Provide high quality coaching to community rugby-based players to enable them to perform at their optimum level whilst enhancing the County Championship and club rugby.

• Ensure the RFU’s objectives are achieved for the England Counties XV by leading the preparation of the team’s coaching programme to develop the skills and understanding of the players.
• Lead the coaching and manage the contribution of the coaching staff to ensure the players receive the highest quality coaching, preparation and feedback.
• Work in conjunction with the Team Manager to facilitate the selection of players from Constituent Bodies in an objective manner.
• Evaluate all coaching sessions and games with the coaching team and players.
• Provide constructive feedback to players to enable them to continue with their development beyond England Counties.
• Attend the meetings of the National Delivery Team.
• Participate in an annual review of performance and commit to personal development.
• Ensure that the coaching and playing squad present themselves as ambassadors for the Rugby Football Union and act within accordance of the Core Values of the sport.
• Work with the Management team to ensure successful experiences for all members of the squad, including upholding any Code of Conduct, together with promoting rugby in hosting countries.

• Hold a minimum of an RFU / UKCC Level 3 Coaching Qualification or its recognised equivalent.
• Demonstrates a track record of personal coach development.
• Articulates and delivers a clear playing and coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the objectives of the programme.
• Self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic about coaching rugby union.
• Has significant experience of coaching adults at Club and CB level.
• Is strongly biased towards a Player Centred approach to coaching.
• Creates an environment that balances player development with team performance.
• Is able to lead & manage people.
• Is able to articulate and deliver sound coaching processes relative to the programme.
• Has a sound understanding of the RFU aspirational programmes.
• Sets high standards of personal accountability, reliability and responsibility for the players and staff.
• Is able to work effectively with other members of the Management Team.

The post holder is accountable to the England Counties Team Manager and National Delivery Team for the successful delivery of the responsibilities as outlined above.

The term for the position is 2 years subject to annual review, with a further two years by mutual consent.

Applications, with a cover letter and Rugby CV, should be sent to: Peter Taylor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for all applications is Thu 22 Aug. Interviews will take place on Wed 28 Aug.

For further information and/or an informal discussion please contact: Dan Cook, England Counties Team Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07770 582182.


Tribute Cornwall RFU Knockout Cup 1st Rd Draw







Clubs Taking Part In First Round

1 Bude RFC

2 Falmouth RFC

3 Veor RFC

4 Lanner RFC

5 Liskeard/Looe RFC

6 Penryn RFC

7 Pirates Amateurs RFC

8 Saltash RFC

9 St Austell RFC

10 St Ives RFC

11 Truro RFC

12 Wadebridge Camels RFC

Four Clubs will have a bye in the first round.

Clubs with a bye are

No 12 Wadebridge Camels RFC

No 10 St Ives RFC

No 6 Penryn RFC

No 9 St Austell RFC

Draw for the 1st Round

No 7 Pirates Amateurs                       V    No 1 Bude

No 2 Falmouth                                   V    No 8 Saltash

No 11 Truro                                        V   No 4 Lanner

No 3 Veor                                           V   No 5 Liskeard/Looe

First Round will be played on or before the 3rd November 2019

Quarter Finals will be played on the 30th November 2019 (updated)

Semi Finals will be played on the 22nd February 2020

Finals to be played on Easter Monday 13th April 2020 venue & kick-off time to be announced.