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OUR PRO COACHES

EXPERIENCED & PASSIONATE

PRO-COACHES

Pro-Coaches are current International and Premiership players based in Singapore.
They coach with the latest updates to game laws and training techniques.

Shawn Ng

Experience & qualifications… I play for Bedok Kings Rugby Club (Premiership) and played in Singapore U23s in 2014 & 2015, and U20s in 2010. I hold World Rugby Level 1 Coaching qualification, was coaching with UWC dover U10s,& U13, as well as LFS for the U17 boys in 2015.
What I love most about rugby… Meeting amazing people from different aspect of life, and forming a bond also instantly, “I’ve got your back you’ve got mine” relationship on the field.
My coaching programmes… must be fun and engaging, challenging the players to stay focus and getting the skill right.

Experience & qualifications… Singapore Mens, Singapore U19s captain and hopefully level 1 coaching qualification soon.
What I tell my players… Play hard work harder!
Best thing about coaching is… being able to approach and learn so much more about rugby from a different perspective, alongside having great fun with the kids and other coaches.

Bryan Lee

Experience & qualifications… I’ve been coaching for 10 years, with players U9 to U20 – some of these guys now have a national team jersey. I have a Diploma in Sports Coaching, and am World Rugby Level 1 Coaching certified. I played for Centaurs when I was younger and now play for Wanderers RFC as Hooker.
What I tell my players is… Play like how you train, and train like how you’ll play. The mindset of what you will do and how you will do it starts from training, it’s the small things that you do during training that adds to the habit of how you’ll perform during games. Encourage one another and move forward together, teams that stick together win together.
Best thing about coaching is… The joy of the players when you see them enjoying the process, the joy when they feel accomplished when they learn something new. When players train so hard and finally it paid off when they win the game. The appreciation when the players say we have made who they are today. Coaching isn’t just about teaching them the skills to use on the field, but also the lessons we teach them off the field and how they grow as a person. Any amount of money can’t buy that happiness when you see them being successful and thanking you for what you did.

Andrew “Skip” Skipper

Experience & qualifications… I am a Level 3 RFU coach and have been coaching Rugby for over 20 years, including 3 years with England Rugby. I am also a Coach Educator and Strength and Conditioning coach.

Best thing about coaching is… Being able to offer the opportunity for plays to learn and compete while having fun.

Elly Syazwani

Experience & qualifications… I’ve been playing rugby since 2011, represented in the Singapore National 15s & 7s teams. I also have four years teaching background in a preschool and am a Sport Science & Exercise graduate.
What I love about rugby… is that it’s a complete team sport that values anyone of any shape and size coming from all walks of life – so size doesn’t matter. It also builds character and, most importantly, friendships along the way.
What I tell my players… “How you play is how hard you train.”

Gaspar Tan

Experience & qualifications… I’m the Singapore Men 15s Captain and Hooker, and play for Bedok Kings RFC (Premiership). I am a World Rugby Educator and hold qualifications in World Rugby Coaching Level 2, World Rugby 7s Level 1, World Rugby Strength & Conditioning Level 2 & World Rugby First Aid in Rugby.
What I love most about rugby is… meeting great friends and people, values like discipline, respect, travel opportunities to Samoa and Kenya.
My coaching programmes… have to be fun, challenging and emphasise doing the basics well.

Jonathan Carswell

Experience & qualifications…  I play for Bucks Rugby Club (Premiership), previously playing in Leeds, Newcastle and London. I hold RFU Level 1 Coaching qualification.
What I love most about rugby is… the comradeship. Joining a new club means gaining an instant group of friends. Moving to Singapore opened my eyes to playing rugby around the world and attending as many tournaments in as many countries as possible is now the goal.
What I tell my players… rugby is the complete team sport and that people who are any shape and size, from any walk of life, can play. The principles and values at its core are something you can base your lifestyle around, not just the game.

Harry Thompson

I’ve been coaching Centaurs since… January 2016.
Experience & Qualifications… Club Captain – University of Queensland RFC (Australia). Player/Forwards Coach – Gaulois 1st XV and currently playing Bucks RFC 1st XV (Singapore)
What I love most about coaching… as coaches, we’re able to impart our own values about rugby on the kids. For me, that’s about HAVING FUN! As long as players are in a competitive environment, consistently learning and enjoying their time playing rugby with mates then I am enjoying my job.