Middlesex Rugby Coaching Awards
2019 Coaching Awards
Hardworking coaches and referees throughout Middlesex received awards for their efforts at the The Middlesex Coaching Association presentations which took place at London Welsh RFC on Friday 26th April 2019.
Awards were presented by former England coach Rory Teague, in-coming Middlesex Chairman Eddie Keal and RFU Women & Girls Councillor Louise Latter to coaches from across the county for their outstanding contributions in all sectors of the game.
Two special recognition awards were also made, one to Marc Fusil (above left) for his outstanding refereeing at the young age of 16 and obvious potential to join the elite refereeing panel, and the other to Luke Green (above right) – a young player who earned six caps for the England U18s, having come through each of the Team Middlesex representative age grade sides.
Prior to the presentations, Rory Teague presented his expert take on how different cultures and leadership will have a major effect on how various nations will fare in their quest for the World Cup in Japan 2019. Factors including environment, refereeing, squad preparation, captaincy, coaching and leadership all play a major part, as well as how people from different walks of life see the challenges building up to the competition phase of the World Cup Pools to the final. An interactive session led to a fascinating debate amongst the coaches in attendance.
A record of 58 nominations were submitted and the final selection was agreed by the Middlesex Coaching Association committee. The standard of all the nominations was excellent, and those not selected received an RFU Volunteer certificate signed by RFU President Chris Kelly. During the break between Rory’s session and the presentations, hosts London Welsh put on an excellent buffet and refreshments.