Middlesex Coaching Association

Academy Magic

England U18s coach John Fletcher will be delivering a course on the practical coaching of tactical awareness on Wednesday 31st October at London Welsh.

This FREE session is a must for all rugby coaches, DoRs and club and school heads of youth rugby.

John will look at the practical coaching of tactical awareness “beat the game” using
adaptive games. In the clubhouse John will explore the Magic Academy coach
sharing platform with challenge cards and the “craft of coaching”.

John worked as Head of Academy and then Director of Rugby at Newcastle
Falcons before taking on the England Under 18 Head coach position in
2008. England have reaped the benefits of a productive U18 to U20 to senior
pathway in recent years with John being responsible, with his assistant Peter
Walton, for producing an array of talent including amongst others:
Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell, Joe Marler, Jonathan Joseph, Mako Vunipola, Christian
Wade, Billy Vunipola, Jack Nowell, George Ford, Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Jamie George, Jack Clifford, Maro Itoje, Elliot Daly, Kyle Sinckler, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill.

Date: Wednesday 31st October
Time: 19.00 – 21.00
Venue: London Welsh FC, Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2AZ

To reserve your place, simply complete the online registration form by clicking the button below.

Register now for access to
FREE online coaching resource

The Middlesex Coaching association offers a FREE online coaching resource which is suitable for those who wish to expand their knowledge and practical coaching skills.

Designed for those coaching minis, youth and senior players, administrators and referees, the online video content includes games, individual and team skills, sevens coaching, kicking and fitness & conditioning. Coaching sessions are led by experienced RFU and Academy coaches and a weekly update is sent covering numerous aspects of rugby coaching.

To enrol for your FREE access to the Middlesex Coaching Association online coaching resource, simply complete the online registration form.

2018-2019 Coach Mentoring Programme

Applications are now invited to join this season’s Coach Mentoring Programme, run in partnership with Coach & Mentoring Solutions and led by Bob Lawless & Tony Robinson.

The programme is suitable for candidates who are ready to apply for the RFU Level III course in 2018 as well as those who feel they have the potential to apply in 2019 but need a little longer on this journey.

The Middlesex Coaching Association, run in partnership with London Irish Coaching Academy, is committed to developing all coaches within Middlesex by providing a quality coach development programme.

The Association runs eight themed coaching sessions between October and July at locations throughout Middlesex. The sessions are lead by professional Level 3 players, guest coaches and coaches working with academies or elite players. Previous coaches have included Dai Young, Tom Palmer, Richard Thorpe, Rory Teague, Richard Wigglesworth, Ian Vass, Neil Hatley and Simon Cheetham.

Premiership Standard Coach Development

Rugby Coaching Drills (RCD) is an online resource for all aspiring coaches and players who wish to expand their knowledge and practical coaching skills. Membership of the Middlesex Coaching Association offers free unique access to RCD Premiership standard coach development and video content including: 3500+ games, drills, session planning, age grade schemes of work and coaching from RFU trainers.

Our commitment to coaching


Feature from Middlesex Matters magazine, April 2018

Developing players is impossible without developing coaches. Middlesex’s partnership with London Irish is paying dividends for both representative and club rugby

When one door closes, another one swings wide open. When Middlesex’s partnership with the Wasps Academy came to an end as a result of the move made by Wasps to the West Midlands, London Irish stepped up to the plate to offer a new home and new impetus for the Team Middlesex developing player programme at its Hazelwood training facility.

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Membership of the
Middlesex Coaching Association

We offer a range of individual, student and group membership levels which are open to
all coaches within Middlesex and the surrounding counties.

Membership Levels


Open to all coaches to gain full access to RCD and access to 8 coaching CPD sessions (4 x Level 2 and 4 x Level 3).
Gold Membership includes full membership of Friends of Middlesex Rugby which offers a number of benefits and privileges including access to international tickets, discount on merchandise and invitations to a number of county events during the season.


Open to all coaches to gain full access to RCD and access to 8 coaching CPD sessions (4 x Level 2 and 4 x Level 3)


Open to individuals who are keen to keep abreast of coaching development. Includes full access to RCD and attendance of two free CPD sessions. Further sessions will incur an additional fee of £10.00.


Registered students get all the benefits of Silver membership at a special discounted rate.


Groups registering 10 people will receive an additional four places free of charge. Group members will have all the benefits of Silver membership.

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