Our CoacHclass Programme went international when three of our coaches delivered a 3-Day CoacHclass at Marbella RFC in Spain on 25th to 27th March. Our CoacHclass Programme Officer Ryan Hunt was joined by Dave Larham (Community Rugby Manager) and Ian Isham (Community Rugby Coach) to deliver the grassroots rugby coaching event to 50 players aged 13yrs to 18yrs.
The CoacHclass was organised by Marbella RFC to offer their players, and players from neighbouring clubs, the opportunity to enjoy a bespoke CoacHclass that focused on core rugby skills, decision-making, unit skills, team play and game understanding. The 50 players were split in to three coaching groups, with a Player of the Day nominated by our coaches each day to receive a London Wasps training t-shirt. On Day Three, our coaches nominated Charlie Edwards as 'Player of the CoacHclass' to receive a free place at our 5-Day Residential Summer CoacHclass at RAF Halton. Each player also received a London Wasps beanie hat and a BRITA Fill and Go bottle.
Former London Wasps Season Ticket Holder David King stated, "I would like to express my deepest gratitude for everything that you do for our club. The boys have already emailed the club to say how much they loved the course and learnt so much. I know I have said it before, but please do not under estimate how important your presence means to our players and our club. It is a huge honour to have London Wasps participate with us."
Ryan Hunt was pleased with the event and told wasps.co.uk, "We were delighted to receive the invitation to go back to Spain and work with Marbella RFC. They (Marbella RFC) are superb hosts and went beyond our expectations to make us feel welcome and appreciated. We received fantastic support from the club and thoroughly enjoy coaching their young players, and were genuinely impressed at their level of performance. Ian, Dave and I would like to thank everyone at Marbella RFC for their support and friendship; especially David and Sarah King who continue to promote and support London Wasps in Spain."
Contact Marbella RFC here or telephone 692 061 982 during Office Hours (Tuesday: 6pm to 10pm, Thursday: 6pm to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 2pm).