The Art, Science & Methodology of Rugby Coaching, Development and Growth from Grassroots to Professional Rugby.
Hosted by Andrew Hill the pod focuses on great Rugby Humans and allowing them to share their knowledge and tell their stories.
If In you are sick of all the negativity and want to choose to focus on the positives, then the Positive Rugby Podcast is for you.
Joe Barakat | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep11
Schoolboys, Shute Shield, Japanese Top League, Fiji Rugby, Waratahs Academy, Western Force, Melbourne Rebels and back to Shute Shield for 2022. Joe Barakat has a massive amount of coaching experience and we dive right into the deep end with Joe. There are some great insights into what has made Joe so successful over long period of time as a coach, the importance of honesty and speaking the hard truth, building teams and his excitement to rip in for 2022 with a club close to his heart – West Harbour.
We could have talked to Joe for a week and there is plenty to gain from his insights into the game
Sailosi Tagicakibau | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep10
Great insight into the incoming Western Sydney Two Blues Head Coach Sailosi Tagicakibau. From his beginnings growing up in Auckland and breaking into the Samoan National 7s team, Super Rugby with the Chiefs and Stormers, a decade playing for London Irish and Wasps and 3 World Cups thrown in Sailosi has a great story to tell having taken a very different pathway to most. His coaching experiences are no different and he’s worked his way up to this opportunity to lead Western Sydney.
We talked about everything from his home village, his Fijian and Samoan heritage, playing Super Rugby in NZ and South Africa, his time at London Irish and Wasps, Rugby World Cups and the influence family and community have had on his life and coaching.
Graham Cooper | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep9
Different perspective this week with Super Rugby Referee Graham Cooper. Really interesting diving into the world of a referee and his journey from picking up the Whistle to Super Rugby Referee.
Lots of great insight into the game and if you want to know what a Professional referee does and what a week looks like for them at the highest level then make sure you listen to the last 20mins it's great stuff
Nick Kellaway | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep8
What with Nick from a young and upcoming coaches point of view. Nick coaches in the NSW Pathway, is Head Colts Coach at Randwick Rugby, and currently completing his Level 3 Coach studies.
We chatted about his coaching journey from coaching U11s at his club as a 15 year old, to injury pushing him into coaching at a young age and through to coaching at Randwick and he talks us through plenty of the things he learned as a player at Scots College, winning a GPS Premiership under the guidance of some top coaches.
Andrew Blades | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep7
There are some cracking yarns in here with Former Waratah, World Cup Winning Wallaby, Wallaby Coach and newly appointed GM Rugby at the Waratahs Andrew Blades.
From his start with 4 brothers at Lindfield Rugby Club to Killara High, Gordon, Waratahs and onto the World Cup Winning Wallabies. We spoke about his great experiences as a player and coach mixed with some great stories like sneaking onto the bench in a 3rd Grade Subbies match along the way.
We got a great insight into coaching and what makes a difference to players at all levels, the detail required at the highest levels of the game, but also what we all can do with coaching in the levels below.
Truly a great listen and the Waratahs will benefit with Bladesy over the coming years
Inge Visser | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep6
One of the most entertaining chats with a huge character of the game. Inge Visser is on the rise, coaching the Presidents XV in this years Super W competition and was appointed as Coaching Intern for the Wallaroos.
We chatted about her experience playing rugby for the first time as a 19 year old in the Islands in the Netherlands and her journey to professional player, moving to Australia, playing country rugby and driving 5 hours to get to Waratahs training. We got a great insight into her coaching style and her ability to bring groups together and the emphasis on the group dynamic and the skills required to be successful at the high level.
There are some great stories in here and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing rugby from a completely different, non traditional starting point that flowed into a life long passion