Wed 23 Jun 2021 17:32

Following a review of the coaching set-up, we are delighted to announce that Henry Day will be joining the club as our new Head Coach.

Henry was involved in coaching with us last season, but has now stepped up to the Head Coach role. He has a wealth of National League playing experience after playing for Oxfordshire, Henley Hawks, Maidenhead RFC, Sutton & Epson RFC and Basingstoke RFC, and has coached Henley Hawks Women in the Women’s Championship South 1.

He will be leading a coaching team comprising of Ian Jeffreys (forwards), Tom Swainston (backs), Ralph Smith (SDS head coach) and Conor Rourke (strength & conditioning).

We are looking to appoint a new 2nd XV coach following Doug Haggart stepping down after several years in the role to focus on his various other committments at the club. 

Henry will take charge of the senior section with immediate effect, with an introductory session on the 1st July, before pre-season kicks off proper on the 6th July.

news articles

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  • VPs Enjoy Win Over Reading

    Sun 03 Oct 2021 18:40

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  • SDS Win League Opener at Grove

    Mon 27 Sep 2021 08:53

    The Senior Development Squad travelled to Grove for their first league game of the 2021/22 league season, in a repeat of their pre-season friendly from earlier in the month. In … view

  • SDS Win at Grove

    Mon 13 Sep 2021 11:40

    The Senior Development Squad (SDS) travelled to Grove for a pre-season friendly on a warm Sunday morning looking to build on a promising end to the truncated 2020-21 season. The … view

  • Wallingford Win Local Derby

    Mon 23 Aug 2021 14:03

    Wallingford welcomed local rivals Grove to the Hithercroft for a Friday night fixture under the lights for their first proper match since March 2020. Both sides were missing regulars, … view