Rachel Cooper, who coaches in the Junior Section at Novocastrians RFC, spent Tuesday, 4th June on a day's coaching session with Eddie Jones, England's Head Coach. Rachel was nominated for this amazing opportunity by Northumberland's RDT and joined other coaches from across the country to take part in this fantastic event.
Talking about her experience, Rachel said '’I've still got a big stupid grin on my face when thinking about the last couple of days.
I was asked by my work colleagues to pick one highlight and I really struggled to pick just one, the whole experience was truly wonderful.
It was fantastic to get an insight to Eddie’s philosophy and to hear from him that it’s the how to coach that’s important, which can sometimes get lost in our desire to get our coaching points across.
Rugby truly does unite people and the rugby family we belong to is so special and I’m sure that the family will continue to grow and strengthen as we share our experiences back with our local clubs and adapt our styles with new ideas learned to encourage the best from our players."