EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Coaching Laid Bare with Rachel Lund

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Bird and LJ caught with Rachel Lund, former England international and now a Gloucester-Hartpury player who is studying to become a physio. They asked her about the following: Her journey from minis player to premiership. Combining and juggling her commitments as an international and club player whilst studying full time for a degree. Whether she would have changed to a full-time contract if she had been offered it. The importance of having many career options. Her current degree in physiotherapy. How her degree combines with her sport. MORE

Coaching Laid Bare with Amy Turner

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Bird and LJ catch up with England Women's assistant coach, Amy Turner. Amy played 59 times for England, at scrum-half, centre and hooker. She played in three World Cups and helped England win seven Six Nations Grand Slams. She is currently a World Rugby intern. Formerly a police officer, she worked for the RFU as a Performance Pathway Officer and coached men's rugby too. MORE

Coaching Laid Bare with Carol Isherwood

in Coaching Laid Bare with Bird Burgess

Carol was a founder member of the women's RFU, captain Great Britain and England international teams in their games. She was the first woman to achieve a L3 coaching award in England and was performance director of women's rugby in England too. As well as being awarded an OBE for services to women's rugby, she is in the World Rugby Hall of Fame and consults for World Rugby. MORE

Coaching Laid Bare with Vicky Macqueen

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Bird and LJ welcome Vicky Macqueen. Vicky, who received a British Empire Medal for services to sport, was an England international with 34 caps, plus also representing England at 7s. She has coach men's rugby with Hinkley, was director of women's rugby at Loughborough University, as well as coaching at Lichfield Women. In 2015 she founded didi Rugby UK and now has franchises across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Italy. MORE

Coaching Laid Bare Episode 13 with Kate Burke

in Coaching Laid Bare with Bird Burgess

Bird and LJ welcome Kate Burke, Lead Pathway Analyst with England Rugby. Kate has an MSc in Sports Analysis. After working in Wales with academy teams, she moved to the RFU in 2008, working with U18s and covering the men's teams. She then joined Bath for two years as head of analysis, before returning to the RFU to oversee analysis provision across the pathway, women's, 7's and referees' departments. MORE

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