Starting XV Ltd have put together some of the most talented and well trained professional rugby coaches to give you the best service possible.

OUR STAFF

Rick Spencer

Director

I have played rugby from an early age at school and played for Buxton, Hope Valley, Sale FC, Wilmslow and Sale Sharks, County honours and 3 County honours. I have  coached in the Sale Sharks Academy, Cheshire U18s, England Ladies, and clubs across the North West with my role at Sale Sharks. I’m also Head Coach at University of Manchester 1st.

 

Qualifications

  • UKCC L3 Rugby Union Coach
  • UKCC L1 Strength & Conditioning
  • SAQ License
  • Sports Coach UK – Coaching Children & Young People
  • Sports Coach UK – Safe Guarding and protecting young people in rugby
  • Sports Coach UK – Equity in your coaching
  • Sports Coach UK – How to coach disabled people in sport
  • HSE – First Aid
  • Mend – Nutrition & Exercise training for your people
Rebecca Scholes

Coach

I have been playing rugby since I was 13 playing for Manchester rugby club then I moved onto play for Glossop rugby club, moved to go to Moulton college to complete a AASE programme in rugby union. I continued to play at university for Leeds Beckett which gained me the opportunity to play in the BUCS final at Twickenham, while also playing for Darlington Mowden Park Sharks a women’s premiership side, which gave me the opportunity to play in the 7s premiership competition at Twickenham. I have also represented at county, Regional and International playing for England under 20s. I have coached at Darlington Mowden Park girls under 13s, 15s and 18s and coached in primary schools.

 

Qualifications

  • BSC hons in Sports coaching
  • Rugby coaching level 2
  • Referee level 2 – 15 a side game
  • Safeguarding
  • CPD Scrum Factory
  • Headcase – concussion module
  • HSE – First aid
  • Rugby Ready
  • Play it safe
  • CPD player profiling
  • CPD coaching maul and ruck in the 15 a side game
  • Refereeing children rugby union: level 1
Joe Walker

Area Development Manager

I have been involved in Rugby from the age of 8 playing at Stockport
Rugby Club, and Marple Rugby Club.  I attended Myerscough Rugby Academy
from the ages of 16-18. I have representative Cheshire at (U15’s to U20’s) and Irish Exiles (U18’s & U19’s). I also played in the National leagues for Macclesfield Rugby Club.


I have worked in the community department at Sale Sharks for 2 years but for the last couple of years I have been working for the Premiership Rugby developing the “Try Rugby Program”  in Brazil.

Qualifications
• RFU L2 Rugby Coaching
• Sports Coach UK – Coaching Children & Young People
• Sports Coach UK – Safe Guarding and protecting young people in
rugby
• Sports Coach UK – Equity in your coaching
• Sports Coach UK – How to coach disabled people in sport
• HSE – First Aid–

Phil Parker

Rugby Coach

Coaching Experience

My coaching career began with Manchester City Council’s rugby development team as a Tag rugby coach working in junior schools across the city. From there I Joined the RFU as Community Rugby Coach for south Manchester and Wythenshawe.

 

I was Head Coach of Lancashire u15s development squad, Head Coach of Manchester emerging schools squad and team manager for the Greater Manchester Youth Games.

 

Over the last 4 years I have worked extensively for Sale Sharks delivering community coaching schemes and camps.

Qualifications

    • RFU level 1, level 2 pending
    • Rugby first aid
    • General first aid
    • Working with difficult people
    • Equity in coaching
    • Alcohol awareness
    • Scrum 1.2.3
    • Child protection
    • Entry level 1 referee
    • Mend healthy eating programme
Mike Hughes

Rugby Coach

I have played for Altrincham Kersal, Manchester RUFC but most of my player career is been at Sale FC , I have Cheshire honours at U16’s & U18’s

 

Coaching Experience

I worked as Sale FC Community coach and Sale Sharks community coach in the last 5 years

 

Qualifications:

  • BA Hons in Sports Development and Physical Education.
  • RFU – Level 2 Rugby Coaching
  • Rugby Ref qualified
  • First aid trained
  • Behaviour management