RFC Focus Club

Sidmouth was recently invited to become an RFC Focus Club which meant an eight week period of support from RFU specialist in coaching, organization and club management. Following two meetings with Jon Bendle, the local RFU Rugby Development Officer , a plan of action was drawn-up and the club embarked on an intense period of coach development.

The outcome has meant that Sidmouth Junior Coaches have taken 37 Continuous Personal Development courses , 10 have attended the Rugby Ready course and several are booked onto Level 1 and Level 2 coaching awards. The RFU support concluded with a visit from the Twickenham head groundsman Keith Kent to advise about pitch improvements at TheBlackmore and Sidford.


The club was praised for its energy and enthusiasm and as a result has received over £400 from the RFU towards the cost of coaching courses. Going forward there is a coach Development Plan which amounts to over £3000 in course fees over the next 12 months. Sponsors for this essential element of the club would be most welcome and should contact the Junior Club Coaching Coordinator, Dan Goddard on 07802 480966 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.