Unfortunately at the age of 25 I had to retire from professional rugby, due to a persistent injury. However, my passion for the game is one that has not allowed me to give up all commitments to the sport, and this is why I am offering one to one and small group coaching sessions in addition to my personal training services.
With a big focus on the basics required to play rugby union, the coaching I offer will look to challenge you to improve your current skill set. I strongly believe in attention to detail when it comes to coaching and the methods I use are reflective of this. Whether it is improving passing and catching, tackling and rucking, or simple running lines, I offer a coaching service that will push you to better yourself and potentially compete better with others. Furthermore I am a firm believer in an 80 minute performance and therefore offer assistance in conditioning to support this.
I have been fortunate enough to have been coached by a number of rugby union’s finest coaches. During my 9 year playing career I worked with the likes of Sir Ian McGeechan, Andy Robinson, Phil Larder and Richard Hill. The influence they had on me was massive and the coaching I received was of the highest standard. From this I was able to obtain a vast wealth of coaching knowledge that I am now able to pass on myself.
- Avon Rugby 1995-2003
- Bath Rugby Youth 2003-2006
- BANES U15's & U16's, Somerset U15's, U16's & U18's, Southwest U16's & U18's
- England U16's & England U18's
Bath Academy & Oldfield Old Boys U19's 2006-2008
Bristol Rugby 2008-2011
Worcester Warriors 2011-2013
Bristol Rugby 2013-2014
Yorkshire Carnegie 2014-retired
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"Ollie coached our 1st and 2nd XV teams for one successful season. Having a professional player coaching our squad was great for the team dynamic and confidence. Despite Ollie being younger than our previous coach, his knowledge and approach was apparent straight away and players young and old enjoyed and benefitted from the sessions. Well organised and driven and pushed us hard to get the best out of the team. We were gutted when he relocated and would hire him again given the opportunity."
BAC RFC Chairman/Player