“I am absolutely delighted to have secured the services of Nick and Ted. I have an absolute belief that the quality of coaching is what underpins how any club at any level performs.”
Director of Rugby Rob Cook
Director of Rugby at Malvern RFC Rob Cook this evening unveiled two new coaches for the club. Firstly the very experienced Nick Tisdale who returns to the club to assist with senior rugby coaching, with a particular focus on forward play. His vast experience will help prepare the first XV for life in Midlands 1 West after last season's promotion.
At the other end of coaching experience but with his Level 2 Coaching badges already secured is former Malvern Youth Player Ted Hill. Who joins the club as Colts Coach.
Ted is now a regular England Under 20 player and plays for Worcester Warriors. For many the stand out player in England's recent World Cup campaign which saw England as defeated finalists.
Director of Rugby Rob Cook stated "I am absolutely delighted to have secured the services of Nick and Ted. I have an absolute belief that the quality of coaching is what underpins how any club at any level performs. In Nick we have undoubtedly one of the regions most experienced coaches who over many years has added value to every set up he has been involved in. His vast experience and his eye for detail will add a massive amount to playing standards."
"Ted Hill joins us at a time when his professional career is just beginning and many including myself tip him to become a top premiership player and future full England International. Despite his relative inexperience as a coach he has shown with his session with our colts tonight, he is an inspiration to those players who are close to him in age terms and see what his hard work, skill and dedication has achieved. In addition he is able to translate the high level of coaching he is receiving at Worcester Warriors into his coaching."
Cook went on to say "This is an exciting time for all at the club, we have some quality players at all levels, a thriving youth and mini section, I would encourage anyone who wants to be part of this to get down to pre-season training. 6.45pm Tuesday and Thursday for both senior players and colts.
" I know locally that many clubs lose players after age 16 due to not enough numbers for colts, we would welcome any players that still want to play under 18 rugby to come along and join us. This is not in my mind necessarily about attracting players from other clubs long term. It is very much however about not losing them from the game at aged 16."
Malvern open the season with a home fixture against Bromsgrove on Saturday 25th August 2018 against Bromsgrove RFC.
Updated 14:48 - 15 Jul 2018 by Peter Woods