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Nickname – Willson

Years of Coaching – 4

Coaching Philosophy in a sentence – My Coaching Philosophy is to provide a positive rugby experience and create a challenging and adaptable environment by using a ‘Player Centred’ Approach.

Secret Skill – I can’t say, otherwise it wouldn’t be a secret.

Proudest Rugby Moment – Representing Yorkshire Under 20’s

Favourite Rugby Core Value and Why? – All the core values have a massive importance! But overall my favourite CORE value is Enjoyment. It’s great to see Enjoyment on and off the pitch, creating that great Rugby Spirit!

Further Information –

Tom is currently undergoing his twelfth year of Rugby. Through this period, he has experienced various levels of performance. From playing Junior rugby at Keighley Albion, he then went on to join Keighley RUFC. In his time at Keighley he has Captained the 2016/2017 season colts to an undefeated league season and led them to the final of the Yorkshire Plate competition.

In the 2017/2018 season, Tom made his 1st team debut at a Yorkshire 1 Level, with Keighley at the age of 17. Through this season he was given the call up to Yorkshire Under 20’s, where he played a role in taking them to Twickenham, which led to the victory of the Under 20’s County Championship. For the 2020/21 season, Tom has now moved to Sandal RUFC, to continue challenging himself.

Outside of Clubs, Tom has also been involved with the Craven College Elite Rugby Academy, over the two years of involvement, the academy competed in two National 7’s Championships, and were privileged to play in the North 1 League for all colleges, competing against various Ace Academy Teams.

Whilst Playing, Tom has undertaken various coaching roles and been a part of many Inter-school’s competitions. Over the past two years, Tom has experienced coaching at a Juniors and a Mini’s Level. Boasting a wide span of Knowledge in the age range of Under 6’s to Under 15’s. Tom spent a large amount of time in Craven District Primary schools, and helped with the running and planning of the Craven district Rugby games, which leads to a National Competition of Primary schools. Alongside Coaching, Tom is a qualified Referee, in this Role he has gained knowledge and experience of the sport, which can be transferred in to his coaching sessions.

RFU Qualifications:

  • 1st4Sport Level 1
  • CPD Other
  • Play it Safe
  • Refereeing Children Rugby Union
  • CPD play it safe
  • RFU England Rugby Coaching Award (ERCA) Level 2
  • CPD Game Changers
  • CPD Scrum factory

Other qualifications:

  • Street Games Multi-skill activator
  • CPD LGBT+ in Sport – Yorkshire Sport foundation
  • Return to Rugby roadmap: stage D

Valid to: 24/11/2020



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