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U9 Manager

Graham Eric

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Graham Eric

Graham Eric

U9 Manager

Graham is a Mini’s coach and player for Canterbury RFC. Graham stays active, playing for the social rugby teams at Canterbury. Prior to joining Canterbury RFC in 2012, Graham was a player and Mini’s coach at Ashford RFC where he honed his coaching skills, whilst his stepson played for a Mini’s team. When Graham’s eldest son chose to play for Canterbury, Graham moved clubs and managed our current U12’s until 2016. In 2016 he took the lead for the current Canterbury U8’s.

Graham volunteers for Kent Rugby and England Rugby to help develop grass root rugby. Graham currently volunteers for the High Level coaching and mentoring team. In June 2018, Graham was recognised for his contribution to rugby, by winning Kent Rugby Mini’s Volunteer of the Year.

Qualifications: Coaching Childrens Rugby; CPD Scrum Factory; Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union; GMS Training Workshop; Rugby Ready; Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Rugby Union; UKCC Level 1: Introducing Children to Rugby Union; Level 2 National Coaching award.

07712 482282
graham.eric@canterburyrugby.co.uk

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

U9 Coach

Simon took up Rugby at the age of 9 playing through school age groups up to U18. There was a ‘brief hiatus’ during his university days, with only the occasional invitational appearance, then a re-emergence in his mid-late 20s playing for Chew Valley 2’s in the North Somerset league. After hanging up his boots over a decade ago coaching has given him the opportunity to get back into the game he enjoyed so much. This is his second year of coaching the Canterbury Mini’s and he is looking forward to supporting the U8s this season.

Qualifications: England Rugby Coaching Award (Level 2); Rugby Ready; St John’s Ambulance First Aid at Work

Phil Decker

Phil Decker

U9 Coach

Joe Hodges

Joe Hodges

U9 Coach

Qualifications: CPD Kids First Tag Rugby; England Rugby Coaching Award (Level 2); Play it Safe; Rugby Ready

Daniel Weigh

Daniel Weigh

U9 Coach

Daniel started at Canterbury aged 5 and reached the quarter finals of national cup with Canterbury colts. He has also played for Christchurch u21’s in New Zealand, Wasps development side, at London Welsh for 3 years, development, 2nd team and 1st team squad and played internationally for Switzerland in the qualifying stages of 3 world cups and International 7’s. He played a total of 70 games for Canterbury 1st team before injury forced his retirement.

Qualifications: Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union

Guy Hudgell

Guy Hudgell

U9 Coach

Jake Beesley

Jake Beesley

U9 Coach

Qualifications: Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union

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Inner Warrior Camp comes to Canterbury

Sally Overson is normally associated with Touch Rugby, however, she is embarking on another challenge, the Inner Warrior Camp. Inner Warrior is a series of rugby fitness training camps for women, run by clubs across the country. The camps are designed to help...

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Club Talk With Andy Pratt

Head of Rugby Andy Pratt is hosting an open evening at the club on Monday, December 2nd starting at 7pm when our present situation will be up for discussion. “I am very aware that people must have questions about many aspects of why we are...

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