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PSA Academies Coaches Q&A – Simon Sinclair (Tignes)

By June 16, 2019 No Comments

Another great announcement for our PSA Rugby Academy Tignes Head Coaching team, former Head of Academy at Guinness Premiership club Northampton Saints Simon Sinclair will join the line up for weeks 2 and 3.  Simon brings a wealth of experience in identifying, coaching and tutoring some of the best young talent in English Rugby and we’re really excited to add his expertise to the high performance programme on offer.

Read more about Simon’s career to date in his profile Q&A below plus see the full Head Coaching Team for PSA Rugby Academy Tignes here.

Question/Area Answer
Full Name Simon Sinclair
Clubs as Player Northumbria University, Bracknell RFC & North Walsham RFC – stopped playing early to focus on coaching career
Playing Honours England U18s Clubs, London South East, Eastern Counties at every level
Current Coaching Position(s) Director of Sport (Bedford Modern School)
Coaching Honours Academy Manager at Northampton Saints
Coaching Speciality Backs & skills
Coaching Pet Hates Telling kids what to do during a game
Most Likely To Say When Coaching “It’s okay to make mistakes”
Least Likely To Say When Coaching “Don’t”
Best Player You Played With? My brother James Sinclair was pretty good
Best Player Coached? Too many (sitting on the fence on this one)!
Which C.A.R.D.S. feature is Most Important for A Young Player? (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making, Self Organisation)? Decision making
Favourite Physical Exercise? Running and Wattbike (although I wouldn’t say I enjoy it)
Most Looking Forward To At The PSA Rugby Academy? Working with different people and nationalities.
Dream Coaching Job? I’m in it!
Best Rugby Experience To Date? It’s coming up next week when spending 2 weeks in Tignes working with top coaches in Philippe & Johne
Favourite Current Player? Saracens’ Alex Goode has just had a pretty good season
Favourite Rugby Ground? Love Goldington Road, home of Bedford Blues – a proper rugby club
Favourite Pro Rugby Jersey? new Munster kit – unbelievable support as well
Favourite Rugby Podcast/Programme? Ways of Champions – it’s sport rather than just rugby. Some great learning.
Who Wins the 2019 RWC? Sorry to say but the All Blacks