Coventry College’s Head of Rugby and Academies Manager, Pete Glackin, has landed himself an additional role at one of the UK’s best-known rugby clubs
His new role will see him juggling his full-time role heading up Coventry College’s 40-strong Rugby Academy with coaching Birmingham Moseley’s senior squad for the 2019/20 season under the stewardship of the club’s newly-appointed Director of Rugby, Adam Balding.
Birmingham Moseley first team players Danny Wright – who represented England Under-20s Gloucester Rugby, and played alongside James Haskell at Stade Français – and former Coventry Rugby player Joe Foreman are also part of Glackin’s coaching team at Coventry College’s Rugby Academy.
Glackin, who has spearheaded the Coventry College Rugby Academy since 2006, said: “I’m thrilled to be working at such historic rugby club as well putting in a structure for the club to become sustainable as it looks for a return to the Championship”
“Former Coventry College students Jamal Gask-Clarke, Harry Barnes and Josh McMurray are already plying their trade in the Birmingham Moseley set up as senior academy players – which will hopefully inspire the existing crop of Coventry College students to try and follow in their footsteps.
“It’s fantastic to see this player pathway developing with Harry Barnes also gaining first team exposure in a National League 1 campaign, this is well deserved for Harry who has applied himself so well during his transition into the semi-professional game.
“Having existing and former professional and semi-professional rugby players such as Danny and Joe on board at the college only serves to strengthen our aim of developing our rugby union education programme, which replicates the lifestyle of an elite level rugby athlete when it comes to training, nutrition, game day and recovery.”
“As a college we want to nurture the best up-and-coming talent while ensuring that the education programme is built on solid foundations in order to continue to develop aspiring 16-18yrs old players within an academic setting”
For more information about the Coventry College Rugby Academy visit www.coventrycollege.ac.uk