Meet Simon Newkirk, a player at Washington State University Rugby Club and The Rugby Site member survey competition winner.
We had 260 members complete the survey, and Simon’s entry was drawn as the winner of 12 months access for all coaches at his University rugby club.
We were delighted to hear that the Washington State University Rugby Club is growing in size and depth and that Simon believes the access will make a difference to the players and club:
“Thank you for this opportunity to advance our team! Obviously we have high hopes for the season, however, this year we have seen a very good influx of new players while keeping our veterans. So the general consensus is that with good preparation and focus going into the season we should be very competitive. I think the membership will be a great tool for us as we have lots of new players, some which have never played before.”
With access to The Rugby Site the Washington State University coaches hope to develop not only their own expertise but also use videos within the training environment.
Head Coach Matt Hudson is planning to make use of access to the site for the squad’s weekly video session which will enable the players to learn techniques and game play directly from the best rugby minds in the world. For new players especially the quality of this content is invaluable.
About the club:
The club has 3 coaches, Matt Hudson heads up the team alongside Jacob Bates and Aaron Scott, and they have almost 70 players on their roster.
With a successful start to the season winning 3 sevens tournaments, they are looking forward to the 15s season kicking off in November, where the team competes in the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference. Their first match will be against Central Washington University on 14th November.
Good luck for Friday guys!
We’ll share how Washington State University progress during this season, and how the coaches are incorporating The Rugby Site education into their coaching.