Dan Cottrell chats to Owen Woods, Community Rugby Coach for Gosport & Fareham RFC. Owen was previously in the Air Force for 4½ years and then the police for 17 years. In June 2021 he started up his full-time role to promote rugby and its core values, the vision being to put the club and values at the heart of the community. He has coached his son's rugby team for the last six years. He is a level 2 coach, a qualified referee working in schools in the local community delivering rugby sessions to children from 7 to 13. MORE
Create traditions with your teams
Dan chats with former Fiji captain Deacon Manu, who’s now coaching in Singapore.
Deacon has travelled the rugby world, representing Fiji and the Maori All Blacks, as well as playing for Waikato Chiefs and the Blues in Super Rugby and then for the Scarlets in Wales.
They chat about the coaches he’s experienced and now coaching with developing players and new players to the game.
- What was the playing and coaching journey before Singapore?
- What are the challenges of working in Singapore?
- How is the game growing in this part of the world? What lessons can we all learn for the sake of the growth of the game?
- Do you need local heroes or can you rely on the global game to develop an interest?
- Where are the new players coming from and how do you keep them in the game?