Richard Williams, youth Chairman and Kev Blackmore, Director of Rugby are pleased to announce that two of the main roles with in the Chelmsford Rugby Academy, due to launch this September, have now been filled.
It is with great pleasure that Dom Fenton can now be formally unveiled as Player Transition Manager. This is a new role at the Rugby club and will be key to the success of the new Academy approach the club have committed to. Dom will be responsible for the journey of youth players from Under 15 through to Under 18 and in to Senior Rugby. Talking to the players to ensure their experience is in line with their expectations, making sure the balance of performance preparation, enjoyment and friendship is right for each player within the Academy and then talking with coaches and parents to ensure the players get the appropriate support at every stage. Kev Blackmore said of Fenton’s appointment “Dom was the standout candidate for the PTM role, he is passionate about youth Rugby and promoting our young players, he has a background in coaching and of course played for the clubs first team for years! He is superbly placed to crack on with this vital role”.
The second announcement is that, as well as coaching the senior teams, Andre Beukes will be taking a lead with the clubs superbly talented Colts side next season. Andre will be working closely with Simon Brown and Andy Barker who steered them through last season’s triumphant campaign and have been with the side since the players were wee nippers. Richard Williams was in high spirits at the acquisition of Beukes “Andre comes in with an excellent reputation in Colts Rugby, having been at Colchester and most recently Stortford, taking a lead in their well-structured Colts setups” Williams added “The players made it clear that they wanted to put everything in to next season as their last season together at youth level, and myself, Kev and the club were keen to support their ambition, so this is a great opportunity for them”.
There are further announcements due, particularly regarding the Junior Academy (U15 & U16), but there are a few i’s to dot and t’s to cross before anything can be released publicly.
[Watch this space]