RFU Development Team Contacts

Rugby Football Union Development Team contacts for Kent






Jo Martin

Area Manager

Manages the Local Delivery Team in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Essex

07764 960 387

Gareth Jackson

Development Officer – Kent Rural (outside M25)

For Rural Kent (outside M25) Club development queries and management of Community Rugby Coaches

07738 648 784

Mike Hollis

Development Officer – Kent Metropolitan (inside M25)

For Metropolitan Kent (inside M25) Club development queries and management of Community Rugby Coaches

07764 336 704

Chris Spedding

Community Rugby Coach

Met Kent Clubs: Beccehamian, Beckenham, Bromley, Met Police, Old Alleynian, Old Dunstonian, Orpington, Sidcup, Southwark, Westcombe Park

07738 648 829

David Cheng

Community Rugby Coach

Met Kent Clubs: Askean, Bexley, Brockleians, Dartfordians, Erith, Old Elthamians, Park House, Shooters Hill, Swanley

07715 856 695

James Bloxham

Community Rugby Coach

Met Kent Clubs: Blackheath, Charlton Park, Footscray, Greenwich, HSBC, Kings College Hospital, Old Colfeians, RBS

07715 856 698

Mark Finnis


Community Rugby Coach

Rural Kent clubs (West)::
Aylesford Bulls, Cliffe Crusaders, Cranbrook, Dartford Valley, East Peckham & Paddock, Edenbridge, Gillingham Anchorians, Gravesend, Leigh Layabouts, Lordswood, Maidstone, Medway, New Ash Green, Old Gravesendians, Old Williamsonians, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge Juddians, Tunbridge Wells, Vigo, Weavering Warriors

07872 073 667

Danny Vaughan

Community Rugby Coach

Rural Kent Clubs (East):
Ash, Ashford, Ashford Barbarians, Canterbury, Deal & Betts, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Sheppey, Sittingbourne, Snowdown, Thanet Wanderers, Whitstable

07809 512 781

Rick Bruin

Area Facilities Manager

Facility Development Planning and funding for capital projects.

07738 029 211

Ben Wills

Area Player Development Officer

Retention and Development of existing players
Retention and Development of new players
Supporting the New Rules of Play
Sitting on the Age Grade Review
Looking at 7s as a development opportunity for clubs
16-24, looking at implementation of Innovation Projects
Developing Player Programme

07710 919 886

Jon Bates

Area Training Manager

Develop and implement a regional plan to train and deploy a high quality workforce to deliver match official, coaching and medical training, qualifications and support programmes.

07764 336 709

Luke Haskins

Match Official Development Officer

Referee Development

Lucy Callingham

Women’s Development Officer

All Women and Girls’ rugby development matters

07841 367 392

Alex Hadley

Universities Development Officer

All University rugby queries

07872 672 478

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