On The Pitch Team

Administration they don’t do! Rugby coaching they try to!

Anton Garcia

Senior Coach
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Nick King

Head Coach
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Adele Morton

Ladies Captain
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Ted Scott

Coach
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Dan Lund

Coach
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Joe Bullen-Hales

Coach
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Josh Watt

Coach
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Matt Barker

Coach
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Matt Newsome

Coach
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Max Barker

Coach
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Will Fell

Coach
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Tony Woods

Coach
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Russell Bird

Coach
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Mike Hornby

Coach
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Anton Garcia - Senior Coach

Anton Garcia

Coach
Senior Rugby

Relatively new to the Club, Anton has already had a huge impact on the senior players. He brings with him a distinguished Rugby League career having played at senior level for Wigan Warriors, Widnes and latterly Doncaster.
Before coaching he was a 1st XV player at Blackburn RFC.
When not introducing the lads to Malcolm, he is most often chilling out, watching sport or helping his daughter with her boxing.

Nick King - Head Coach

Nick King

Kingi has had an immense impact at the Club in such a short time and is well respected throughout all open age rugby and among the Club’s entire coaching support.
 
He is able to pull from his vast experience gained from a successful pro career. Playing at Nuneaton, Coventry, Nottingham, Upper Hutt, New Zealand, prior to moving north and lacing his boots for Fylde, Caldy and Blackburn. He also gained senior rep honours including Lancashire RFU.
 
Kingi thrives on driving personal development both on and off the field and is gathering together a formidable coaching team. It’s evident that he loves giving something back to the game that has served him so well.
 
When not coaching the finer arts of the game, Kingi is a family man spending time with his young family. Wonder if the young Kingi’s will follow in Dad’s footsteps?
Adele Morton - Ladies Captain

Adele Morton

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Ted Scott - Coach

Ted Scott

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Dan Lund - Coach

Dan Lund

Coach
Dan arrived 18 months ago at Carr Lane and dived straight in to the coaching.
After playing for the Hoppers at hooker or scrum half he currently coaches the U8’s.
Both kids George & Daisy are playing at the Club.
Loves nothing better than a stroll with his dog.
Joe Bullen-Hales

Joe Bullen-Hales

Coach.
Minis & Juniors

Another superb clubman. Currently coach of the U16’s Joe is a senior player with the Club and has been for the last 7 years.
He’s played through all the age groups having been with us for over 20 years.
Joe puts the longevity of his career down to his diversity in his playing positions. He really is that utility player and never lets anyone down.
Off the field Joe likes for nothing other than time with his wife, kids and family.

Josh Watt - Coach

Josh Watt

Coach
A regular at the Club for 18 years and has played at every age group up to and including seniors.
Having just completed his studies at Salford University he works in sports coaching in local primary schools.
Josh likes travelling and food
Matt Barker Coach

Matt Barker

Coach. Colts.
After a 15 year rugby league career with Bamber Bridge, Matt jumped codes to join the Club. He’s been ever present for over 11 years. All 3 of Mike’s sons Max, Oliver & Charley wear the Club shirt under his watchful eye. As a top sparky Matt hopes to charge up his favourite footy players at Turf Moor as a season ticket holder at Burnley.
Matt Newsome - Coach

Matt Newsome

Coach

After a successful Rugby League career in the wing with Saddleworth Rangers, Matt moved over to the Club where he’s been since then.
Currently coaching the U9’s where daughter Phoebe plays
Matt keeps super fit running and regularly does marathons. He does reckon running round after the kids is harder though!

Max Barker - Coach

Max Barker

Coach
Currently playing back row for the Colts, Max is keen to spread his rugby knowledge helping the U8’s.
By his own admission Max is an avid exponent of the Sunday (well any) morning lie in, but does get to the gym on a regular basis.
Will Fell - Coach

Will Fell

Coach
A Club legend at Full Back, Will has played for the 1st XV close to 200 games and was Club captain for 2 years.
He’s played rugby since he was 11 but wouldn’t say how many years ago that was!
Outside of coaching the U5’s where his son plays, Will is always on call as a firefighter keeping the community safe.
Tony Woods

Tony Woods

Coach
Minis & Juniors

Tony came to the Club with son Arthur and quickly got involved and is now helping the U6’s.
Whilst he says he hasn’t really much rugby experience he more than makes up for that with his enthusiasm and support in helping the kids develop, a hallmark of all the Club coaches.
What he can tell you about though, are the huge fish he’s caught as a prolific angler. He’s recently bagged a 30lb Conger Eel and a 7 foot Tope.
Other than pulling what sound like monsters from the deep Tony will be found chilling with his family.

Russell Bird - Coach

Russell Bird

Coach
Mini & Juniors

Before playing for the Club at senior level for two seasons, Russell played rugby for Cardiff University.
Rory and Xander are both following in Dad’s footsteps playing for the Club, while Russell helps coach the U6’s.

Another coach who loves the sea, Russell sails his dinghy in offshore racing regattas. A dedicated family man relishing chilled out days with them.

Mike Hornby Coach

Mike Hornby

Coach. Mini & Juniors.
Mike joined the Club in 2019 and is currently joint head coach of our U8’s, where son Alfie is starting his rugby career. While not at the Club, Mike is an engineer/surveyor but has a passion for the music decks too. An accomplished DJ he can he found on Beyond Radio 103.5-107.5FM. He’ll put you in a trance with his techno tracks.