TRC Coaches are here to ensure our players have fun playing the game, are continuously improving their skills and that they acquire a lifelong love of rugby and a pride in being a player for TRC.
Each age group has a dedicated Head Coach who is World Rugby (iRB) Level 1 or Level 2 qualified. They are each supported by World Rugby qualified Coaches along with "parents on the pitch" volunteers. A minimum World Rugby Level 1 coaching qualification is one of the criteria to wear a coaches jersey at TRC. The players from U15 and above are coached by Professional Coaches. We also engage external highly qualified specialists for bespoke sessions for coaching skill development.
TRC has a professional Club Head Coach who oversees the pathway program for the whole rugby element of the club, provides support for age group specific skills, runs coach-the-coach training sessions and is Head Coach of the TRC Islanders (U17).
At TRC, it is our priority to ensure every Head Coach and age group Coach, is World Rugby (iRB) Level 1 / Level 2 qualified and up to date with all rugby laws. We host regular updates for all coaches delivered by our in-house Level 3 qualified referees.
All World Rugby coach training is provided free to our members and age appropriate players. Level 1 and Level 2 courses are run regularly in conjunction with the Singapore Rugby Union. As a Club, we will ensure continued learning is supported, which ultimately benefits all our players.
TRC RUGBY HEAD COACH - CHRIS HODGES
It is a great addition to TRC to have Chris Hodges as TRC Head Club Coach, joining up in 2016.
Chris joined us with some excellent qualifications and skills, and with a mandate to work with the Director of Rugby to improve the knowledge and skills across the contact age groups. Chris' role is to help every player reach their full potential and to ensure all our coaches have the latest training methods and knowledge to build into our age group sessions.
Chris is a Level 2 Coach and a Level 2 referee. He holds a BSc in Exercise and Sports Science and is currently completing his Masters in Strength and Conditioning while working in Singapore. Chris has worked with the England Under 20 squad over the last few years, has been strength and conditioning coach with Exeter Chiefs and was the head of performance at the Exeter Academy focussing on youth players ages 13-18.
Chris is coaching and playing here in Singapore with the Bucks 1st XV, who he captained and coached in 2017 to their first Premiership win in six years. Chris is also the Head Coach of the Islanders (U17) as well as a trainer with UFIT.
Chris' aim is to help coaches and kids with their understanding, skill and rugby enjoyment. So any questions don't be afraid to contact him!