We are now into our 2nd year with our Mad Dog programme at the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy. Last year was a great success and we are looking forward to seeing how the new players integrate and the squad develop over the next year…

“I am massively excited about this partnership between RWBA Sixth Form and Mad Dog Rugby. The scheme offers a superb opportunity for local sportsmen, whilst being able to complete their academic studies within a supportive and successful environment.” George Croxford, Head Teacher at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.

Check out Royal Wootton Bassett Acadamy here.



Upcoming fixtures:

19/9 v Sheldon

26/9 v Cotswold School

10/10 v Marling School

29/11 v KES

06/12 v Beechen

12/12 v MDS PHS

30/1 v Marlborough College

13/2 v MDS Triangular



Ryan Kirby

Ryan Kirby

Ryan Kirby joined Mad Dog Sport in August 2017, as the Assistant Coach at The Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.

Ryan played Hooker/Flanker for Mold RFC in North Wales until he was 16 when he successfully gain a place in the London Wasps Academy. He went on to captain the side in the final at Twickenham in 2012. Whilst at Wasps Ryan also played for Welsh Exiles and Welsh Charitable’s.

In 2014 he played for RGC 1404 – North Wales Premiership side and also completed his Level 2 Coaching qualification. He returned to play for Mold RFC in 2015 and in 2016 was appointed as the Head Coach for the Youth section, who under his guidance, won the League.

Ryan is constantly challenging himself to improve as a coach and works hard to give opportunities to young players. He is the owner of Tinies Rugby Ltd, a fast growing rugby initiative for 2, 3 & 4 year olds with adult participation.

Ryan is fulfilling his ambition in becoming a coach within the professional game and is currently undertaking his RFU Level 3 qualification.

Ryans’ promotion to Head of Rugby at Royal Wootton Bassett in January 2019 has seen him go from strength to strength, seamlessly transitioning into this role. Ryan is also our Social Media strategist and manages all the platforms for the company.

We are excited about Ryan’s future at Mad Dog Sport C.I.C.