More Players, Playing More Often


Welcome to GRFU Coaching                           Sector Head: Henry Snow


Do you aspire to inspire, want to develop your rugby knowledge or help players to reach their full potential?

All are possible with the help of part funded courses supported and staged within your area via a Career Development Plan.

The RFU structured qualification schemes provide the opportunity - log on to the website, meet with your area 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 either a Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 qualification will be granted a coach licence – subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) 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 CRB check expires, when a coach will be required to reapply for the licence.
All coaches will be registered on the GMS database and their attendance and involvement in CPD courses will be tracked through the system. Licensed coaches will receive their own personalised Coach Licence Card which will give them access to a range of benefits.

Coaching Resources and Information links below:

Introduction to Rugby Booklet

Coaching Academy Resource

Rugby Ready online resource

New Rules of Play

IRB Coaching Website

Coaching in poor weather

England Rugby
Teamwork Respect Enjoyment Discipline Sportsmanship

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