Episode 8 - All things green!
The RugbyHub Podcast
by Luke Edwards
2y ago
This week I was joined by Brendon Bale, founder of Green Gazelles RFC, the worlds first vegan rugby side. We discussed all things green, how they intend to grow as a side and what big names are involved on their journey. We also talk to Brendon about his current role of Director of Rugby in Germany, where he is based. We talk about Germany as a rugby nation and what we could expect to see from them in the future. Lastly, Brendon and I talked about his new venture called Ready for Rugby - a sports promotion venture which he is hoping will promote clubs, business and everything else within the w ..read more
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Episode 7 - Where have all the players gone?
The RugbyHub Podcast
by Luke Edwards
2y ago
This week I was joined by Sean from Fill Your Boots, who, after first setting the site up 5 years ago, has developed some very interesting viewpoints, insights and statistics about player participation at the grassroots level of rugby. We discuss all about FYB and what their aim is moving forward, what can be done to stop rugby games falling foul due to a lack of numbers, forward thinking ideas to improve these numbers and we also touch on what other issues could be combated at the same time. With some very interesting statistics provided by Sean, as well as information around dialogue he's ha ..read more
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Episode 6 - Stash, stash and more stash!
The RugbyHub Podcast
by Luke Edwards
2y ago
This week I was joined by Guy Hamer from Locker Stash Rugby. Guy introduces Locker Stash, who they are as a company, what they do and how they input into the grassroots level of the game. Guy talks about the process behind gaining second hand stash, small projects they are working on in the community and also gives us his opinions on certain types of rugby fraternity that you may find across each club in the country. Alongside general stash chat and opinions on Englands new kit supplier, It becomes a podcast dedicated to the stash connoisseurs of the rugby world ..read more
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Episode 5 - Building Success!
The RugbyHub Podcast
by Luke Edwards
2y ago
For Episode 5 I was joined by Tom Edmunds and Daisy Casemore from Stockwood Park RFC in Luton. Tom is the senior head coach who also works with Northampton Saints on their DPP program. He gave us a very good insight into a club who have had big success on and off the field this season. We touch on topics around player participation, training ideas, growing for the future and we also discuss the notion of paying players through the amateur leagues. I also spoke with Dasiy, the women's captain. She explained where they started from, how they have grown and what their ambitions are moving forward ..read more
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Episode 4 - One of the Family
The RugbyHub Podcast
by Luke Edwards
2y ago
For Episode 4 I was joined by my younger brother Liam Edwards. Liam is a former Yorkshire Carnegie, Ealing Trailfinders and Esher player who represented both England Counties and England Students. During this podcast we discussed Liam's rugby journey, focusing on where it first started, all the way through to his current side in Hong Kong. Liam gives some advice for young players looking to progress further with their rugby, discusses the sacrifices he made trying to reach his goal and we talk about key people who have helped guide him through this journey. There is a little segment about paym ..read more
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Episode 3 - Rugby - It's a social game
The RugbyHub Podcast
by Luke Edwards
2y ago
For Episode 3 I was joined by Lee Paine and Mark Henthorne of Lightwater Rugby Club. We started off discussing where Lightwater, as a club, are at the moment, along with a little history about the club. We delved into what makes them such a social club and why many of their players, once joined, fail to leave and see it as a club for the rest of their playing days. Alongside some general rugby chit chat about touring and training nights, we also discussed some aspects towards playing rules within Surrey and the London leagues, specifically towards the number of substitutes you can take to a ga ..read more
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Episode 2 - How far can a coach go?
The RugbyHub Podcast
by Luke Edwards
2y ago
This week I am joined by Rich Neil, current Brighton Blues attack coach who's previous clubs include Havant, Chichester and US Portsmouth. We discussed how coaches can cherry pick ideas and gain valuable experience, mentioned specific styles of play and how clubs may need to start adapting to get the most out of a team, skills that transfer from Richie's day job as a PE teacher and questioned whether it is possible for the average club coach to develop and progress their coaching further into the higher ends of the National Leagues/Championship. A great insight into an aspiring coach looking t ..read more
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Episode 1 - Where the journey started!
The RugbyHub Podcast
by Luke Edwards
2y ago
For the RugbyHub's first podcast, I went back to where my rugby journey started many years ago, at Cranleigh Rugby Club in Surrey. I was joined by Nic Churchill, CRFC's Head Coach and by Nigel Moore, former Chairman and now the club's President. We were able to discuss a number of important topics which affect lower league sides, Cranleigh's place in the community and its ambitions to develop further in the future. We touched on loyalty in the game, what differences there are between National/London league sides and County teams, facilities and of course our Rugby hero's ..read more
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