Despite the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Wilford based Nottingham Moderns RFC has announced a new expert coaching team for the 2020/21 season
The coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc with many aspects of life, including sport. That said, Wilford based Nottingham Moderns RFC has been training twice a week since June, observing the relevant social distancing directions until full contact was permitted. “We’ve had some of the best attendances at training since the late 90s,” said club chairman Jeff Mapp. “Due to the large numbers of players participating, as well as wanting to refocus on the coming season, it was decided to rejig our coaching team.”
The 2020/21 coaching team is entirely composed of former Moderns players who wish to contribute to the continued success of the club. The new team is headed up by former 2nd team captain Steve Mason who says, “I am really pleased with the team we have now. It blends patience, empathy, experience, ambition and skill. I truly believe that together with club captain Rich Pascoe, we can help the club recapture the success of recent years.”
The other members of Steve’s coaching team are former England schoolboy international and club stalwart Ian Melrose; holder of 100+ Welsh touch rugby caps and former club captain Nick Carroll – who played over 60 games for Nottingham 1st team – who is backs coach, and former Three Counties NLD player Rob Freeston who is forwards coach. All coaches are suitably RFU qualified.
As well as the above, the club has a full team of volunteer coaches for all ages and abilities, boys and girls from 5 to 50+. Training is currently held on Tuesdays for seniors and colts from 7pm, and Sunday mornings for juniors from 10am.
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