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Coaching is one of the most crucial factors in developing, sustaining and increasing participation in rugby union, securing the future and quality of the English game. To be an effective coach, you will need to fulfil a number of different roles, covering the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects demanded by our game.

The RFU structured qualification schemes provide the opportunity - log on to the website, meet with your RDO or myself to discuss how.

My Rugby Academy

The RFU's My Rugby Academy is a valuable tool to help you reap the maximum benefits from their training resources. By pinpointing your current level of coaching proficiency and identifying the next steps in your training path, including recommended RFU-supported courses. Details of the qualification courses and development opportunities, the on-line course and development booking system, and the subsidies available from the GRFU to offset costs are on the Training page of this website.

Coach Licensing

All coaches who attend and achieve their RFU qualification will be granted a coach licence – subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Existing qualified coaches are invited to apply, free of charge, for a coach licence provided they meet the licence requirements.
Please click here to apply for your coach licence online.

You will be asked for your RFU login details to access the application form – if you do not have them, either ask your Club Coaching Coordinator or contact and they will supply you with the necessary details. The licence will last for a maximum of three years from the award date, or until the DBS check expires, when a coach will be required to reapply for the licence.

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