Liza Burgess. World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee 2018, 93 international caps for Wales and GB, 62 times as captain, WRU board member
Welcome to the Rugby Coach Weekly girls’ and women’s section.
I’m Liza Burgess otherwise known as “Bird” and have been involved in coaching since retiring from international rugby in 2007. I’m currently part of the coaching team at Gloucester Hartpury in the Tyrrells Premiership League and I have previously coached the Welsh women’s team and inaugural women’s Barbarian team.
Over the next few months, I am going to be interviewing some top class women coaches and look forward to sharing with you some coaching tips and ideas that will develop your personal coaching skill set as the women’s game continues to grow.
Liza Bird Burgess and LJ Lewis discuss a round of questions about the practicalities of the game. In this episode they are with former Ireland international Sophie Spence, who is now coaching Penclawdd mens team. MORE
Sophie Spence, former Irish XV’s and 7’s rugby international player and now coach of Penclawdd Men’s Division 1 team, talks about her coaching journey as a converted netball player with Liza "Bird" Burgess. MORE
Maggie one of the main presenters at the Rugby Show, which is being held at the Ricoh Stadium on 11/12 July 2020. Ahead of the event, I managed to catch up with Maggie to ask her about the state of the women's game at the moment. MORE
Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people do. MORE
This summer I was invited down to meet up with the West Swansea Hawks teams and coaches. They are a Welsh Rugby Union girls rugby hub in west Wales, operating with U8s, U9s, U11s, U13, U15 and U18s in the summer months. MORE
Use this long passing drill to help player embed the technique of passing deep. That means, pulling the pass back and therefore away from the defence to a player who is deeper. The exercise challenges the players to work off both hands, so they are plenty of repetitions. MORE