Swindon Rugby have secured the coaching skills of Kevin Powderly.
Powderly has vast coaching experience with 35 years under his belt, He is highly qualified Coach and has an unparalleled level of success; with each team he has worked with.
He has experience of a top flight Rugby as he worked at Gloucester Rugby for five years with players which featured on the full international stage.
Selector for England Students in preparation for 6 nation’s competitions as well as head coach for England SW under 20’s and Great Britain Universities sevens at the 2008 World championships..
He has previously held the posts of Director of Coaching with high profile clubs London Scottish, Hartpury Rugby, Taunton. Allied to this he coached at Cheltenham boys college ,Royal Agricultural university, Oxford University, British Armed Forces.
He has overseas coaching experience having worked in Fiji coaching with the Fijian RFU, Naitasiri Rugby and Nandi RFU; New Zealand working with Otago RFU attending Coaching workshops, All Black training camps at senior level and U21; Auckland Working with Ponsonby RFC and Western Samoa training camp and South Africa working with Western Province RFU & Hamilton’s rugby.
He has previously worked as an accredited senior tutor and assessor for the RFU delivering RFU coaching awards as well as assessing over 1,000 candidates.
After beginning pre season training and witnessed the start of the season with Swindon he said I see a lot of potential within the club with some very talented youngsters featuring in the first few games and if the players show more commitment to training and match availability I see the future being bright at the club.
We have been unlucky with injuries so far picking two broken hands & a broken ankle alongside several muscular issues.
Behind the scenes there is nucleus of ex players who are willing to help, it is great to have Adam Westall on board as a player coach as with his experience it’s great to have someone on the pitch to direct the players. Team manager Rags who works tirelessly to give the players a lot of support .
The club has two decent pitches and a well equipped gym and a floodlight pitch for training.
We are looking to strengthen the squad with players who want to fulfil their potential and enjoy a successful season by training hard and benefiting on Saturdays.
We would welcome any players that wish to further their rugby by joining the club and getting the benefit of a Good quality coaching in the Swindon area twice a week with regular games every Saturday currently fielding two teams to come along to Bridge Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.45 -8.30 pm.