John Reynolds joins Woodbridge Rugby Club
Woodbridge Rugby Union football Club are delighted to announce, following a competitive recruitment process the appointment of John Reynolds as Head of Women’s and Girls Rugby.
Woodbridge RUFC is committed to developing and growing the female game and feel that through the appointment of John, the club will be seen, over time, as being “the club of choice” offering a successful pathway for girls from mini’s into women’s rugby.
John has an unrivalled track record in building successful pathways for players of all abilities and is excited by the plan he has produced and shared with the club.
John said, “I took a year out from rugby to look for a project and recharge the batteries. I have spent a lot of time watching women’s rugby at all levels over the last year and see this as a huge growth area that I feel I can help enhance and strengthen. I’m keen to help players develop their skills, qualifications and roles within the wider club and show girls coming through at mini and junior level that there is an exciting pathway at our club for them to travel. Having moved to Woodbridge a year or so ago, I feel very at home at the club and have been thoroughly impressed by the vision of Tim Johnson and the management team.”
Tim Johnson, Chairman said – “Woodbridge Rugby club is committed to providing a great community environment; where we provide rugby for all. The appointment of John to lead and develop our Women’s and Girls Rugby offering is truly an exciting time for the club. We believe strongly that the female game is going to be the largest growth area in the sport and we want to work with local schools to build and provide a truly community committed club. The committee are focused on executing our strategy and investing into the women’s game which is core and at the heart of “community rugby, for all”. Appointing John to lead this important area underpins this commitment.
John continued, “Key skills and Pre-Season sessions are all programmed in, and we are looking forward to the season ahead for the Amazons.”
John will be going into local schools to develop the Junior section from September, and we are keen to welcome girls from the age of 6 to the club on a Sunday once the new season begins. In the meantime, our Summer Touch sessions have started with good numbers, and we look forward to seeing as many faces as possible at the club over the summer.
Remember this week we have our ‘Inner Amazon’ session on the 14th June at 18:30, at Hatchley Barn, where all are welcome from Year 6 upwards.