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Simon Blanks Rugby

Simon Blanks
  • Team/Club: Dogs RFC, Newfoundland Rock, Atlantic Rock

Category: CSCA Affiliated coach


Year you started coaching: 1986


Hometown: Newport, Wales.


Currently residing in: Mount Pearl, Canada.


How did you get into coaching? Assisting my Dad, who was Newport High School Old Boys Mini and Junior Head Coach, with the U8 program.


Why do you coach? Pure enjoyment.  It’s an absolute privilege to get paid to do something you love!


Please provide us with a brief paragraph about your coaching philosophy:

I attempt to make myself redundant by employing strategies that allow the players to develop an understanding of why they do what they do and when to do it.  Facilitation and checking for understanding, in conjunction with as many decision-making drills as possible, are the keys to this approach.