Coach Development

In order to continue being the premier provider of junior rugby in the area, we must continue to invest in developing and improving our coaching across all of our teams. At Luctonians, our focus is all about the child’s development and experience, so it is vital that our coaches continue to take advantage of the various progressions we offer.

Graham Tate is our Coach Mentor at Luctonians, and provides one to one support, analysis and feedback every Sunday throughout the season. From videoing training sessions in order to review, to being a sounding board for new ideas, Graham is very experienced in this area and provides this entirely free service to all coaches across the Mini and Junior teams at the club.

Alongside the week to week support we offer our coaches, there are also the ongoing RFU Qualifications that must be undertaken by coaches at varying stages of their development. We as a club fund all of our coaches to undertake their specific qualifications, providing they continue to coach at Luctonians. Below is a matrix displaying some of the available RFU Qualifications and in a perfect world which qualifications a coach should be obtaining dependent on the age group they are working with.

Coach Qualification Matrix

Upcoming Courses in Herefordshire 2016/17

This coming season the following courses are available in the Herefordshire area. To get yourself booked on to any of the below please contact either your age group manager and inform them of your desire to do a qualification or contact Alex Smith on 01568 709 080,

Rugby Smart

Greyhound RFC

Monday 5th September

Rugby Ready

Luctonians RFC

Wednesday 7th September


Hereford Sixth Form College

All Sundays; 11th,25th Sept, 16th Oct


Ledbury RFC

Sunday 30th October

New Rules Of Play u9’s/u13’s Girls

Ross-on-Wye RFC

Sunday 2nd October

Scrum Factory

Bromyard RFC

Monday 10th October

Continuity in Attack

Hereford RFC (TBC)

Monday 24th October

Lineout Game

Greyhound RFC

Monday 30th January