MRFC Schools Rugby Development Officer

October Report 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Everett as our MRFC Schools Rugby Development Officer. Craig will be working to develop rugby union within the locality at all levels – from primary school rugby through to senior rugby.

Contact Craig Everett
Phone: 07460 215957

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Our objective as a Club is to develop the game of rugby union. In conjunction with the WRU and both Monmouth Senior Schools, Monmouth RFC is to employ and develop the role of Monmouth Schools RugbyDevelopment Officer. The Rugby Officer will develop and promote the game of rugby union within Monmouth RFC, Monmouth Comprehensive School, Monmouth Boys School and their related Primary and feeder schools. The Rugby Officer will lead all rugby related participation within the Monmouth Community, with a view to establishing a “Rugby Family” between the respective rugby organisations within the locality.

Job Description Specification

The performance of the Rugby Officer shall be measured against the following objectives all of which, unless otherwise stated, are inclusive of girls and boys rugby. During the term of the contract the Rugby Officer shall:

1. Under the management of the Head of PE - Rugby at the Schools, and under the management of the Chairman of Monmouth RFC at the Club, deliver all elements of the Establishment’s rugby programme.

2. Support the Establishment’s academic programmes through the development of age appropriate rugby development.

3. Complement the work of teachers - coaches by taking responsibility for rugby activities across the Establishment, specifically the playing and coaching opportunities for pupils in extracurricular time, of all forms of the game.

4. Deliver the WRU Leaders Award and manage the deployment of qualified leaders within the Establishment, feeder establishments and Monmouth RFC.

5. Agree and deliver growth/participation provision targets.

6. Provide objective and accurate KPIs and qualitative reports for each half term by agreed deadlines as detailed above.

7. Take responsibility and promote and coordinate the transfer of players from the Schools and feeder establishments to Monmouth RFC;

8. Promote, organise and deliver Continued Professional Development rugby coaching programmes within the Schools and Monmouth RFC, in line with the WRU coach and referee strategic plan and collate numbers attending these CPD events.

9. To mentor and support the delivery of work base learning rugby activity within the school club hub area;

10. Promote the WRU and Monmouth RFC and its work with the Schools.

11. Prioritise participation in WRU sanctioned competitions and adhere to the WRU seasonal rugby structure.

12. Attend six (6) WRU CPD events per Contract Year.

13. Adhere to the WRU playing and coaching philosophy at each appropriate age.

14. Deliver the WRU physical and skill development programmes.

15. Adhere to the WRU Performance KPIs at senior school level (u18).

16. Regularly utilise the “MyWRU” website as required.

Monmouth Schools Varsity Matches – A Great Success for the Community
Press Release - February 2017

Monmouth Comprehensive School recently played Monmouth Boys School in “Monmouth Varsity Matches” for the first time in many years. The varsity matches were organised and facilitated by Craig Everett, WRU - Monmouth RFC's Schools Rugby Officer, and the rugby coaches and teachers from both schools.

The newly created WRU - Monmouth RFC's Schools Rugby Officer role has been created to encourage rugby throughout all year groups, fostering closer links between local schools and the Rugby Club and has been an outstanding success to date. The fixtures between Years 7 and 8 of Monmouth Comprehensive and Monmouth Boys School were well contested, with a win for each school. All boys and girls are encouraged to come along to the club to train – and hopefully play together in the town side. There are discounted fees for joining this season, with each new player receiving a complimentary rain jacket and other playing kit. All new players are welcome.

Craig Everett commented:

“This was a great event both for the schools and Monmouth RFC and rugby was definitely the winner! Our objective at Monmouth RFC is to develop rugby playing warriors and gentlemen and to bring the community together through our wonderful game. The boys all enjoyed tea together at the Boys School pavilion and interacted well, as you would expect after two such hard fought contests on the field. I would like to thank the teachers from both schools for their wonderful support since I joined Monmouth RFC in September – they have all been fantastic and everyone is starting to buy into what we are trying to achieve. I am very much looking to working with the schools to develop a Monmouth Rugby Family, with the club assisting in joining the community together. Thank you all!!”

The Club and the schools are holding a fundraising 6 Nations Dinner on Friday 3rd February at the Blake Theatre to raise funds in support of the Schools Rugby Officer role. Welsh rugby legend and Boys School master John Bevan will be awarded Honorary Membership of Monmouth RFC with local legend and club stalwart Bob Prewett being awarded Life Membership of the club.

Future playing events include the potential meet of the two 1st XV's later in 2017 from the senior schools in what is hoped will become an annual event. Prior to that Everett is organising sessions for girls interested in starting rugby at both Monmouth Comprehensive and HMSG. Anyone interested in joining the thriving junior section of Monmouth RFC should contact Craig Everett at

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Rugby Officer Report - October 2017.pdf150.71 KB
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