95 episodes

This weekly show will explore the world of amateur rugby union - the people, clubs and stories that make it the lifeblood of the game we love.

Amateur Rugby Podcast Tim Tunnicliff

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    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

This weekly show will explore the world of amateur rugby union - the people, clubs and stories that make it the lifeblood of the game we love.

    #95 - Harry Reilly - What rugby can learn from curling!

    #95 - Harry Reilly - What rugby can learn from curling!

    My guest this week is Cumnock RFC Rugby Development Officer, Harry Reilly.
     
    This interview was recorded in January of 2023 and we talked about Cumnock's characterful clubhouse, their awesome new pitches and how the players feel about AGP's. We then dig deep into youth development and find out that Harry was an international in another sport!
     
    There are a load of great take-away's in this episode and plenty of fun, too - hope you enjoy!
     
    LINKS
    Harry Reilly on Twitter - @zephyrjock
    Cumnock RFC on Twitter - @CumnockRugby Facebook and Instagram
    Cumnock RFC website - https://www.cumnockrugby.com/
     
    Doddie Aid - https://doddieaid.com/
     
    PODCAST KIT
    Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/creating-a-podcast/) page.
     
    SUPPORT
    If you would like to support the podcast in some way then there are plenty of options for you on my Support the Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/support/) page.

    • 54 min
    #94 - Jimmy Samuel - Ready, Fire, Aim!

    #94 - Jimmy Samuel - Ready, Fire, Aim!

    My guest this week is Bannockburn RFC Director of Rugby, Jimmy Samuel.
     
    This interview was recorded in January of 2023 and we talked about the incredible project Bannockburn took on in creating a new pitch and installing floodlights. We then dug into Jimmy's rugby past and what drives him to build teams and environments for people to grow and enjoy the game of rugby.
     
    There is an absolute ton of value in this episode and a load of 'feel good' moments too. Enjoy!
     
    LINKS
    Jimmy Samuel on Twitter - @JimmySamueluk and LinkedIn
    Bannockburn RFC on Twitter - @bannockburnrfc
    Royal Signals on Twitter - @R_Signals
    Doddie Aid - https://doddieaid.com/
     
    PODCAST KIT
    Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/creating-a-podcast/) page.
     
    SUPPORT
    If you would like to support the podcast in some way then there are plenty of options for you on my Support the Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/support/) page.

    • 57 min
    #93 - Grant Neilson - Retiring from rugby after brain surgery

    #93 - Grant Neilson - Retiring from rugby after brain surgery

    My guest this week is Strathaven RFC Head Coach, Grant Neilson.
     
    This interview was recorded in January of 2023 and we talked about Strathaven RFC's clubhouse renovation after flood damage and how that has galvanised the club. Then we got stuck into the incredible story of Grant's short, but utterly dramatic rugby-playing career. Lastly, we talked about moving into coaching and how Grant's playing experience influences his coaching.
     
    I sat for most of this interview with my mouth open, not quite sure how to process what I was hearing. It's a remarkable story and I hope that the core messages help someone out there.
     
    LINKS
    Grant Neilson on Instagram - @_gjcoaching
    Strathaven RFC on Instagram - @strathaven_rfc and Facebook
    Doddie Aid - https://doddieaid.com/
     
    PODCAST KIT
    Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/creating-a-podcast/) page.
     
    SUPPORT
    If you would like to support the podcast in some way then there are plenty of options for you on my Support the Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/support/) page.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #92 - Xmas 2022

    #92 - Xmas 2022

    Welcome to this special festive episode where I talk about a new format for The Amateur Rugby Podcast, my thoughts on the current treatment of referees, some ways to support the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and the things I'd like for Christmas!
     
    LINKS
    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/amateurrugbypodcast
    Doddie Aid - https://doddieaid.com/
     
    PODCAST KIT
    Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/creating-a-podcast/) page.
     
    SUPPORT
    If you would like to support the podcast in some way then there are plenty of options for you on my Support the Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/support/) page.

    • 10 min
    #91 - Steve Benson

    #91 - Steve Benson

    My guest this week is Ellingham and Ringwood RFC President, Steve Benson.
     
    This interview was recorded in September of 2022 and we talked about Steve's playing days - which are still going on by the way - his years in refereeing, and some incredible insight into what it takes to start minis, juniors, girls, and women's rugby sides.
     
    We chat about all the good things going on at Ellingham and Ringwood including the 15 year process of moving the club to a new ground and building a clubhouse and we discuss the absolutely wonderful 'Fancy dress 7's and Beer Festival' event that they hold every year.
     
    LINKS
    Steve Benson on Twitter @2SBenson
    and on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-benson-8b848a54/
    Doddie Aid - https://doddieaid.com/
    Ellingham & Ringwood RFC - https://www.errfc.com/
     
    PODCAST KIT
    Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/creating-a-podcast/) page.
     
    SUPPORT
    If you would like to support the podcast in some way then there are plenty of options for you on my Support the Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/support/) page.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #90 - Sean Phelan

    #90 - Sean Phelan

    My guest this week is grassroots rugby hero, Mr Fill Your Boots, Sean Phelan.
     
    This interview was recorded in August of 2022 and we talked about the roller-coaster that is being a Quins fan, Sean's early days in rugby at Kingston Rugby Club, the current situation at Racal Decca - his one team club and the challenges of not having a clubhouse.
     
    We then chatted about Sean's amazing project called Fill Your Boots and his dreams for its future. We finished up with a discussion about how Grassroots clubs are getting on at the moment and the new league structures.
     
    LINKS
    Fill Your Boots - https://www.fybrugby.com/
    Racal Decca RFC - https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/racaldecca1xv
    Harlequins - https://www.quins.co.uk/
    Kingston RFC - https://www.kingstonrfc.com/
     
    PODCAST KIT
    Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/creating-a-podcast/) page.
     
    SUPPORT
    If you would like to support the podcast in some way then there are plenty of options for you on my Support the Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/support/) page.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Phil Greenaway ,

Great listen

Tim and his guests provide great entertainment and insight into the topics they are covering. A great listen that is entertaining, funny and easy listening. Thoroughly enjoyable!

nat o-p ,

Great little Find

Found this looking for Rods property podcast but a great insight into Grassroots rugby, brilliant insight and some great stories.

GeralltHughes ,

Good grass roots chat

Good grass roots conversation but also touching on the semi pro and professional game. I’ve found Tim’s podcasts a great listen!

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