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Mr Trickey appointed to England Touch Rugby coaching staff for World Cup

Mr Trickey appointed to England Touch Rugby coaching staff for World Cup

A staff member at Rydal Penrhos will be part of a national coaching squad for a prestigious global competition.

Joe Trickey, Head of Athletic Development at the school, will be part of the England backroom staff that will compete at the Touch Rugby World Cup in Malaysia next April.

The popular figure will join the set-up for their training camp prior to the competition in Kuala Lumpur, where he will be working with those selected with the preparations ahead of their tilt at the crown.

He will be aiming for more success with the English side after they triumphed at the European Championships, which took place at the Highfields Sports Complex in Nottingham earlier this year.

Based mainly with the Senior and Masters squads, Mr Trickey’s job was to create and distribute training programmes with the aim of preparing the athletes to perform at a high intensity at the event, something which brought with it a series of outstanding performances from the group.

During the tournament he was based the Mixed Open Squad, supporting warm-ups and warm-downs before and after matches.

In addition to this, Mr Trickey fulfilled many tasks for various squads, such as; leading pool recovery sessions, conducting match fitness tests, and collecting wellbeing and neuromuscular function data.

The tournament was a huge success for the English squad, who picked up six gold, three silver and one bronze medal, ensuring they were crowned European Champions overall.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Joe has done a wonderful job of not only developing our aspiring athletes here at Rydal Penrhos, but his work with the England Touch Rugby squad has also paid dividends and long may this continue.

“He is a massive asset to us here at Rydal Penrhos and we wish him the very best of luck with the England squad at the World Cup next year.”

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