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 Four with Giselle Mather
Liza Bird Burgess and LJ Lewis discuss a round of questions about the practicalities of the game. In this episode, they are with Wasps Ladies Director of Rugby, Giselle Mather.
Giselle played for England, winning the 1994 World Cup. She then went onto coach England women’s development teams, before working with London Irish Academy and Teddington men, with great success. She is a trailblazer in women’s coaching and the first women’s holder of a Level 4 coaching badge.
In this episode, they discuss the following:
- How would you develop your players’ ability to run/catch /pass and kick?
- What practices can you use to develop your players’ ability to find/see space?
- Structure v unstructured? How much structure would you want to give your team?
- What’s the ideal recipe for a game plan? What factors do you need to consider?