Robson returns to his rugby roots as coach at Warlingham

Warlingham are welcoming back a stalwart former player to take up a key role in the club’s back-room staff ahead of the new rugby season.

A stalwart Warlingham forward is back at the club as part of the coaching team

Neil Robson played in Warlingham’s first XV’s back row for a decade before cutting his coaching teeth at Horley RFC. He’s made a return to his rugby roots to take on the role of director of performance at the Hamsey Green club, ensuring the whole senior club has a consistent approach to training and coaching.

Warlingham’s season in London and South-East Division 3SW kicks off on September 1, at home against Southampton-based club Trojans, before a much-awaited derby at promoted Old Whitgiftians the following Saturday.

The club’s director of rugby, Nick Warren, has assembled an impressive coaching team, with John Hosken continuing as lead coach, Paddy Green as lineout coach and Connor McDonald in charge of strength and conditioning.

Several former Premiership players have also agreed to give regular technical advice to prepare the club in a more structured way.

Warren said, “We have now put in place a comprehensive and experienced coaching team and, together with recruitment of several potential first XV players, I’m confident we’ll give a very good account of ourselves in the league next season.

Jonathan Fox: itchy

“We’ll also be in a position to field four senior sides for the first time in several years.”

Jonathan Fox, newly announced as club captain, said, “All the players are itching to get back training, especially with the new coaching structure in place. We’re hoping for a successful run in both the league and cup competitions.”

Pre-season training Warlingham’s ground off Limpsfield Road begins next Tuesday, July 17, from 7pm.

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