The Coaching Team

U14's - U16's - Aaron Newport

U13's - Ed Richardson

U12's - Andrea Nalio

U11's - Michael "Crash" Malcolm

U10's - James Murphy

U9's - Barney (Captain) Aldridge

U7's & U8's - Harvey Naylor

Minis - Laurence Danvers 


Aaron Newport
U14's - U16's Tigers Coach

 

I’ve been coaching at tigers for 4 years now, starting with an under 12s group who are now under 16s!

 

Something that not many people know about yourself.

When I was young I played every position except prop! Eventually settling at scrum half once everyone else outgrew me.

Best memory on a rugby pitch.

My best memory of being on a rugby pitch is a tie between training on the Twickenham pitch as part of a Kent youth team and managing to play a match with both my brother and my father before I moved to London.

Why young people should be encouraged to play rugby?

That’s why young people should play rugby - because there’s a place for everyone of all abilities and the connections you make last a lifetime!

 


Ed Richardson 
U13's Tigers Coach

 

I am a level two coach and I've been with Southwark Tigers for six years. As a player I played colts rugby for Somerset county, as an adult Chard RFC, Taunton RFC, and in later years with the Lancers.

 

Something that not many people know about yourself.

I used to play in a punk band and toured with The Manic Street Preachers.

Best memory on a rugby pitch.

Playing my first game for my home town as an adult and winning a place in the South West first league and scoring a hat-trick.

Why young people should be encouraged to play rugby?

Rugby is the ultimate team sport that creates bonds and friendships for life.


Andrea Nalio
U12's Tigers Coach

 

I’ve been coaching for 7 years and I’ve been lucky enough to coach in England for great teams, Harlequins, Richmond, East London and now Tigers. I’m a former sport journalist and a rugby lover.

 

Something that not many people know about yourself.

I write horror stories for teenagers.
Best memory on a rugby pitch.

Every game played my team in Italy. Every session coached both in Italy and in England, at school or on a rugby field.
Why young people should be encouraged to play rugby?

 

Rugby teaches you so many life skills, which are transferrable on their daily lives: working as a team, communicate effectively, it builds your confidence and it’s a great fun. The people you meet on a rugby field are going to be a part of you for life forever.  


Michael 'Crash' Malcom 
U11's Tigers Coach

 

 


James Murphy
U10's Tigers Coach

 


Barnaby (Captain Barnacles) Aldridge
U9's Tigers Coach

 

I’ve coached at the tigers for two years, previously I’ve coached cricket and hockey at various clubs and schools. I love to get involved with as many sports as I can, apart from those already mentioned, I’m a keen golfer, a social darts player, have been known to dabble in Aussie Rules and an aspiring Chess master (definitely a sport!).

 

 

Something that not many people know about yourself.

I’m a die hard Millwall fan.
Best memory on a rugby pitch.

Playing for the school 1XV, bating local rivals Pangbourne College in 2014.
Why young people should be encouraged to play rugby?

You'll make friends for life!


Harvey Naylor
U7's & U8's Tigers Coach

 

Something that not many people know about yourself.

I wanted to be an England player when I was younger.
Best memory on a rugby pitch.

Playing 5 positions in one game as the injuries stacked up, starting as full back and ending as a very nervous hooker.
Why young people should be encouraged to play rugby? 

No matter who you are or where you end up you’ll be able to join a team and make some great friends.

 


Pushpa
U7's Tigers Coach

 

I'm an Associate Professor at UCL, I've been coaching since September 2020 and watching from the sidelines as an eager parent since September 2019.

 

Something that not many people know about yourself.

I have never played rugby. I am pledged to cricket instead!
Best memory on a rugby pitch.

There was one moment when the kids were doing everything contrary to what I was asking them to do - it was so coordinated that I wondered if it was me that wasn’t making sense - it was too surreal...
Why young people should be encouraged to play rugby?

It’s good to be knocked around and get muddied...parents won’t relish the dirt that trails home but they will appreciate a more alert kid who is wise to his surroundings.


Laurence Danvers

Minis 

 

Something that not many people know about yourself.

I like to watch the sky say night through my telescope.
Best memory on a rugby pitch.

Playing family rugby on the same team as my son, partner and daughter.
Why young people should be encouraged to play rugby?

A chance to explore a new sport.

Develop hand eye coordination

Build agility

Build strength and bone density

Develop trust in your team

Develop concentration

 

Have fun chasing an oval ball...



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