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Our rugby union scholars will have access to exceptional coaching from a highly skilled coaching team. We are privileged to have experienced and knowledgeable rugby union coaches that will guarantee student progression.

Mr Ryan Burrows - Rugby Development Manager

Level 2 RFU Coach. Mr Burrows is a Wath Academy alumnus and current professional rugby player at Coventry RFC. He has amassed over 300 professional games and has a wealth of experience and knowledge, having played at Rotherham Titans, Leeds Carnegie and Newcastle Falcons. In total, he has played over 17,000 minutes of professional rugby, scoring 40 tries. Mr Burrows currently works with Coventry U23s, while assisting with Coventry’s RFC 1st XV.

Mr Gary Bramhall - Head Coach

Mr Bramhall is a qualified Level 2 RFU Coach with over 10 years’ experience of coaching age grade rugby. He is a dual code coach. In 2021, he helped Dearne Valley Bulldogs U13s to win their league undefeated. In 2023, as head coach, he led Rotherham Phoenix Colts to win their league, again undefeated. He is currently Wath Colts’ head coach and works with Wath’s XI team to help players transition from junior to men’s rugby.

Mr Simon Lines - Assistant Head Coach

Mr Lines has worked at Wath Academy for 13 years and has coached school teams extensively throughout that time, as well as assisting in junior representative rugby. He has played for Wath RUFC for numerous years, playing more games and captaining the club more than anyone in their history. Having successfully led the team as a player, Mr Lines took over as Wath RUFC Director of Rugby in 2015 and led the team to National Vase success at Twickenham in 2018.