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"There is no better acknowledgement of Andy's skills as a coach and leader than the fact that his sessions are the ones that are regularly most well attended and that all involved can't wait for the next one."

Teacher in charge of rugby, The Burgate School and Sixth Form.

I am delighted to give a reference for Andy Stevens who has worked with The Burgate School and Sixth Form in launching and aiding the implementation of the RFU and CBRE's All Schools Programme.

Following the school signing up to the All Schools Programme during Summer 2018, Andy was brought in to help launch and support the implementation of the programme through coaching of extra-curricular Girls Rugby, which lead into more coaching within the curriculum of both Year 7 and 8 Boys and Girls, and then further curriculum coaching of Year 9 Girls.

Andy is an excellent coach with outstanding knowledge and a variety of drills, practices and games that grasps players, of all abilities, attention and keeps it for the duration of the session. Andy is able to tailor drills and practices to all abilities and can differentiate sessions to challenge and develop all skill levels.

Andy is a highly motivated and enthusiastic coach who communicates his ideas and knowledge clearly and effectively. He has high standards which he upholds throughout sessions, and is able to get players to buy into, without needing to raise his voice or overly use a whistle. He is consistent at alll times and players know exactly where they stand.

It is testament to Andy that he has proven so popular with our students that we are continuing Summer Touch Rugby sessions into the summer term and their request. There is no better acknowledgement of Andy's skills as a coach and leader than the fact that his sessions are the ones that are regularly most well attended and that all involved can't wait for the next one.

In conclusion Andy is and will be an asset to any coaching team and I cannot recommend him highly enough. At The Burgate School we will continue to work with him, provided his time is available and look forward to developing Rugby and other sports further with him


 


 

"He has a great coaching style that gets the best out of players, whatever their ability and he's been a real champion of important issues such as 'Kids First' and developing Girls' rugby."

Director of Rugby, Ellingham & Ringwood RFC.

I've known Andy for the last five years, initially as a coach of one of our Mini rugby sides, then as Chair of our Mini and Junior Academy, and more recently in our local schools for the Rugby Football Union. He is also our Club Coaching Coordinator.

In all my dealings with Andy I've found him to be professional, organised and charismatic. He has a great coaching style that gets the best out of players, whatever their ability and he's a been a real champion of important issues such as 'Kids First' and developing Girls' rugby.

I'd have no hesitation in recommending Andy to you and your organisation.