Starting XV Rugby Coaching works with Schools, Colleges, Universities, rugby clubs across the UK, and individuals looking to start playing rugby or making to the elite pro level.

The coaching team at Starting XV are all professional rugby coaches with over 20 years’ experience in playing rugby and coaching, all are highly qualified in the sport and have worked at the top level with clubs like Sale Sharks to London Irish and helping spread the word about rugby by being rugby ambassadors with Premier Rugby and visiting America and Brazil.

Terra Nova Rugby Camp
07 Apr
Terra Nova School
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Professional Rugby Coaching camp with lead coach Rick Spencer (former Sale Sharks coach) Let your children benefit from top class rugby
The Blackpool Sixth Form College
14 Apr
The Blackpool Sixth Form College
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Professional Rugby Coaching camp with lead coach Rick Spencer (former Sale Sharks coach) Benefit from top class rugby coaching with Level
Stockport Rugby Kicking Camp
28 May
Stockport Rugby Club
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6 years old to adult (if you are a coach or a Dad wanting to give the right tips to your
Terra Nova Rugby Camp
04 Aug
Terra Nova School
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This is a 5 day or 3 day option camp and covers all aspects of rugby ages 6 to 16


Thanks for such a wonderful week. Freddie has had a blast and loved every minute of it!!!! He has been absolutely exhausted every night but he has come home this evening wanting to know when the next one is. His favourite bits were “wobble ball ” and sharks and pirates if that means anything. I have no complaints! A happy, tired, well exercised child is every mother’s dream. I hope Freddie was well-behaved and any feedback on his rugby ability gratefully received!!!! Thanks again
Liz, Parent - Starting XV Rugby Camp
Just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant rugby week. Toby was so nervous on Monday and he had the best week, so much fun and learnt so much. It has also given him the confidence, that even if he isn’t the best he still has something to offer in the team. I tell him that all the time but something clicked with him last week and that is amazing for him and me. Thanks again I thought it was all so well organised and your team were so friendly positive and cheerful, fantastic.
Melissa, Parent - Starting XV Rugby Camp
Rick has been working with our U16 team and the improvement has been fantastic! The sessions are interesting and purposeful, so the lads really get something out of it. Rick is very knowledgeable and delivers the sessions with real enthusiasm. I would recommend Rick to teams at all levels as he can tailor the session to suit all abilities, the sessions are a really good addition to our weekly routine and everybody looks forward to them.
John Openshaw, u16's - Glossop RUFC
We have known Rick for about three years, firstly as head coach at Sale Sharks rugby camps and more recently we have been lucky enough to have him coach weekly on a one to one basis. Given Rick’s background of playing and coaching at the top level, he has clearly gained an enormous amount of experience and knowledge, which he brings to his coaching sessions. He makes the sessions hard, varied, technical and fun – the boys really look forward to them and come away tired, muddy but with a smile on their faces and having learnt a lot. The true test of his coaching sessions is that the boys he has been coaching have shown huge improvement in their game play, knowledge and skill set. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Rick.
Jon Ashman, Club Member - Sandbach RUFC
The Rugby Camp has been great and so different to any other camp Ollie has attended. The content-atmosphere and coaches attitude & knowledge was feed back through Ollie as brilliant, fun & educational everyday. I cant wait to tell or our rugby friends about this great experience
Joanne, Parent - Starting XV Rugby Camp
Jake thouroughly enjoyed the camp and we’d both like to say a huge thank you to all the coaches for making it such an enjoyable experience. Jake really benefited from the expert coaching and had a super time at the water fight !! See you on the next camp
Carole, Parent - Starting XV Rugby Camp
My son, Christopher, attended your rugby camp at Terra Nova. He thoroughly enjoyed the camp and would certainly return. He appreciated the tuition, combined with some games, and the feedback form at the end was a very good idea. We will certainly see you again.
Debbie, Parent - Starting XV Rugby Camp