Robert Sidoli - Rugby Manager

Head of the rugby programme at Newport High School.

Qualified teacher of Key Stage 4 PE, Key Stage 5 level 3 Sport and Level 3 Bespoke Welsh Baccalaureate. 

Professional rugby player for 16 years: -

Wales 42 Caps (2002 - 2007)

Newport Gwent Dragons (2009 - 2014)

Bristol (2008 - 2009)

Cardiff Blues (2004 - 2008)

Celtic Warriors (2003 - 2004)

Pontypridd (1999 - 2003)

Merthyr (1998 - 1999)

WRU Coaching awards: Level 1, 2, 3 & 4

Coaching experience: Wales U16, Dragons U18 & Pontypridd RFC

Gareth Lewis - Rugby Hub officer

Manages stage 1, 2 & 3 rugby programmes at Newport High School.

Assistant coach to the rugby academy

Playing career: -

Bedwas Youth 1996/7

Caerphilly Youth 1997/9

Cardiff University 1998/2001

Caerphilly 2001 - 2006

WRU Coaching awards: Level 1, 2 & 3

 

Coaching experience: Dragon U16's and U18's, Machen RFC, Caerphilly RFC and Hafodyrynys RFC

James Leadbeater - Backs Coach

Supply teacher at Newport High School.

Semi-professional player with Crosskeys RFC - scrum half.

Playing career: -

Wales U20

Newport Gwent Dragons

Newport RFC

WRU Coaching awards: Level 1, 2 & 3

Strength and Conditioning: Level 1

Coaching experience: Junior Academy

Rhys Thomas - Assistant Coach

Attached coach to the Junior Academy.

NHOB Youth team Head coach.  

Professional rugby player for ?? years.

Wales 

Scarlets

Newport Gwent Dragons 

WRU Coaching awards: Level 1 & 2  

Coaching experience: Junior Academy & NHOB

Luke Laner - Head conditioner

Manages the strength, conditioning and nutritional programmes to the Junior Academy.

  

Joshua Wardle - Assistant conditioner

Co-ordinates the strength, conditioning and nutritional programmes for the Rugby Academy.

  

Mike Drew - Head physiotherapist 

Dedicated physiotherapist for game days and responsible for both  rehabilitation and pre-habilitation clinics.

  

Adam Staniforth - Skills coach 

Qualified teacher of Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 PE.

Adam provides master classes in the skills of catch, pass and kicking in rugby.

Professional player at Exeter RFC 2004 - 2007

Semi - Professional rugby player at Cornish All Blacks 2008

Exter University 2001 - 2005

 Representative Hnours: England Students and England Universities

WRU Coaching awards: Level 1 & 2

 

Coaching experience: Exeter university, Old Illtydians RFC 

  

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