Who Am I?
I started my coaching career at Leeds Rhinos Academy teams. Later I combined this with coaching the Yorkshire Academy and the Great Britain Academy team.
When the Super League was formed I was made first team assistant coach at Leeds.
While coach we won the Challenge Cup and were runners-up in the first Super League Grand Final and Challenge Cup final.
I was then appointed assistant Coach to the senior England team and took part in the 2000 World Cup.
I coached both the Great Britain U21s and the Super League U21s, before being invited in 2001 to be the RFU Skills/Defence coach with the England A team and the England sevens.
I combined my England sevens role with being 1st team skills Coach at Leicester Tigers. It was during this time that the sevens team made history by winning the Hong Kong Sevens three times in a row!
I then worked at the RFU as their National Academy Skills Coach, which involved reporting directly to World Cup winning coach Clive Woodward.
In 2008 I was appointed by the Huddersfield Giants to oversee all areas of the clubs youth development. A role I am still enjoying.
Head of Performance at Huddersfield RLFC
September 2008 to present
Coach – Spain Rugby Football Union
August 2006 – March 2009 (2 years 8 months)
Skills and Defence Coach
National Academy Coach Rugby Football Union
Nonprofit; Sports industry
March 2004 – June 2006 (2 years 4 months)
England 7's, Skills Coach
England A Skills/Defence coach
England U19's Backs Coach
Skills Coach Leicester Tigers
Public Company; Sports industry
August 2002 – March 2004 (1 year 8 months)
1st team skills coach
Guinness 'A' league Head Coach
Coach – Rugby Football Union
November 2001 – August 2002 (10 months)
Skills Defence Coach England A
Skills Defence Coach England 7's
Asst 1st team Coach London Broncos
November 2000 – November 2001 (1 year 1 month)
Coach – Rugby Football League
1993 – 2000 (7 years)
England Asst Coach 1998 – 2000
GB U21 Asst Coach 2001
GB Academy Coach 1993/94/95
Coach – Leeds Rugby
August 1989 – October 2000 (11 years 3 months)
Asst 1st team coach 1995 – 2000
Football Manager 1997 – 2000
Reserve team Coach 1997
Academy Coach 1992 – 1996