Wisbech rugby player takes part in clinic run by England coaches Mike Catt and Graham Rowntree

14:24 28 April 2014

Wisbech RUFCs Jon Turner with England Rugby coaches Mike Catt and Graham Rowntree at QBE Insurance event.

Wisbech RUFCs Jon Turner with England Rugby coaches Mike Catt and Graham Rowntree at QBE Insurance event.

Archant

A Wisbech rugby player was one of 10 aspiring coaches invited to Twickenham to take part in a clinic run by England coaches Mike Catt and Graham Rowntree.

Science and PE teacher Jon Turner coaches the under-13 and under-11 sides at Glebe House School, in Hunstanton, as well as some of the junior sides at Wisbech Rugby Club.

Mr Turner, 33, plays for Wisbech’s first team, at inside centre. He took part in the clinic, organised by England Rugby sponsor QBE, to enhance his expertise and skill in coaching.

He said: “It was truly inspiring to meet Mike and Graham.

“They not only taught me some advanced drills and technical aspects to work on, but also how coaching is all about supporting the success of the game and highlighting why we play, which I think is really important.”

Rowntree was impressed by Mr Turner. He said: “We need to make sure we have enough quality coaches like Jon to welcome new players to our local clubs and encourage them to keep coming back.

“It was great meet Jon and he has all the attributes and passion to become a fantastic coach.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:21
Wisbech Church Terrace car park toilets. Picture: Steve Williams.

Three women who tried to call the non-emergency police line to report a man asleep in public toilets in Wisbech gave up after being put on hold for more than ten minutes - only to discover he died in the cubicle during the night.

Yesterday, 11:04
Aigars Balsevics, Wisbech Cllr for Hill and Staithe. Picture: Steve Williams.

Conservative Aigars Balsevics won the Staithe Ward by-election for Wisbech Town Council in yesterday’s poll with more votes than both his rivals put together.

Yesterday, 17:08
Sixteen Foot Bank. Picture: Steve Williams.

A motorcyclist in his 30s has been airlifted to hospital following what has been described as a “serious collision” on the Sixteen Foot near March.

Yesterday, 15:32
Litter is targeted in the Horsefair

Litter drop louts and cigarette butt throwers face on the spot fines if they are caught dropping their rubbish in the Horsefair shopping centre in Wisbech as part of a new partnership.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition