EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Coaching Laid Bare with Bird Burgess

Coaching Laid Bare with Carol Isherwood

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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

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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

Coaching Laid Bare Episode Ten with Sophie Bennett

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Liza “Bird” Burgess and LJ Lewis discuss a round of questions about the practicalities of the game. In this episode, they are with Sophie Bennett, the Bath team manager. Sophie, having played and coached rugby herself, she was the WRU National Programme Co-ordinator. This role included team management of Wales U16s boys, Wales Women (XVs and 7s) and Cardiff Blues age groups. She was also team manager of Great Britain 7s. MORE

Coaching Laid Bare Episode Eight with Kim Oliver

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Liza “Bird” Burgess and LJ Lewis discuss a round of questions about the practicalities of the game. In this episode, they are with Kim Oliver. Kim is currently in her fourth season as head coach at Premiership team Bristol Women's team. She won 43 caps for England as a centre, worked as a community coach with Bath, spent two years in Gibraltar as a rugby development officer. MORE

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