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.
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
Stu Woodhouse | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep5
Loved this chat with 'Woody' aka Stu Woodhouse whose coached professionally over the last 20 years in England, Australia and the Phillipines, winning Premierships and scoring titles multiple times. His current role is as the Director of Rugby at The Kings School in Sydney.
We talked through his experiences building teams, culture and bringing people together from diverse backgrounds through rugby and how much effort he puts into the love and care of the players to get the outcomes on the field.
Cam Shepherd | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep4
Former Wallaby, Waratah, Western Force player, Commentator, volunteer and all round good bloke Cam Shepherd gives us a great insight into rugby from a players perspective.
We chatted about Cam's rise through to the Wallabies including what it's like for a young kid to be training alongside your idol - in his case Matt Burke and his perspective on coaching under coaches like Ewen McKenzie, Eddie Jones, Laurie Fisher, John Connolly, Andy Friend, Robbie Deans and particularly the need for individual feedback and improvement.
Cam talks about the support from some of his coaches to let him have the freedom to try things and the importance of that in developing skills.
Theres even a few inner sanctum experiences like meeting Prince William and John Howard thrown in there for good measure
Campbell Aitken | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep3
Campbell is the current Head Coach of the Waratahs Womens Championship winning SuperW team. He's been a driving force in the Womens XVs game both in the High Performance side and through his Club Eastern Suburbs.
This is a great story fo a person who invested themselves in the game playing , coaching, volunteering on the Eastern Suburbs board and his journey from player to 1st Grade Coach to Super W winning coach.
We chatted about his coaching experiences and the need for more opportunities for the female athletes at the top of their game.
Pauli Taumoepeau | Positive Rugby Coaching & Development Podcast S2 Ep2
Great Podcast with Pauli just a couple of days before he was announced as the incoming NSW Waratahs Forwards coach
Fantastic insight into Coaching with Pauliasi as he talks through what he learned from his father, his time playing at St Josephs', playing alongside Wallabies like Phil Waugh and his journey to Head Coach at Eastern Suburbs.
We dive into his coaching style, the importance of relationships and connection with players, the need for controlled quality communication and plenty of the art of coaching.
Great podcast for aspiring coaches