PARK HOUSE SCHOOL RUGBY

POWERED BY MAD DOG SPORT

The Mad Dog Rugby programme hit the ground running in September 2018 at Park House School. The student cohort, along with our brilliant coach integrated quickly and have continued to display the values and behaviours expected by Mad Dog students. The current squad have had an exceptional season on and off the field and our coach’s vision to grow the programme further is being realised. The introduction of girls joining has been a positive step and one which we hope to expand on over the coming year.

Check out Park House School here http://www.parkhouseschool.org

UPCOMING FIXTURES

It’s the end of the season but look out for festivals and opportunities to play in the summer term – updates on here and social media coming soon…

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PHS NEWS

Opportunity for Head Coach and Mentor

This is a brilliant opportunity to become part of Mad Dog Sport, owned by former England Rugby International, Lewis Moody, which integrates full time 6th form Rugby programmes and Junior Academy pathways into State Schools and Academies. The programmes sit alongside academic studies; A’levels and BTECS, with a focus on developing rugby engagement and performance, delivering wellbeing and life skills and supporting student’s with their academic goals and post school aspirations.

Empowering girls through school rugby

After a difficult 18 month pandemic, we are proud to open up the Mad Dog rugby enrichment programme to girls.
“It’s been a long time coming but I am beyond excited that we are now able to offer the same opportunities to both girls and boys. We have wanted to see the benefits of rugby and wellbeing delivered across the school to all students equally for quite some time…

Tackling mental health with Brave Mind

Today we announced our fantastic partnership with Brave Mind. This will, without doubt, increase our provision and the support we can give to our students and coaching team, as well as spread the word about the fantastic and important work Brave Mind are doing.

Mad Dog Coach named “UK Coach of the Year”

We are Incredibly proud to announce that Tom Bowen-Hall our Head of Rugby at Melksham Oak School and Head of Rugby Operations across all schools, has been named ‘Children and Young People’s Coach of the Year’ at the UK Coaching Virtual Awards ceremony last night!

THE PHS TEAM

Head of Rugby: Park House School

– As a player Sam went on to represent Worcester- shire County, North Midlands U16’s, Worcester Warriors U16’s & U18’s
– RFU Level 2 coach
– 2020 Sam joined the Bath Rugby Developing Player Pathway (DPP)

Sam Ball

Head of Rugby: Park House School


Sam Ball joined Mad Dog Sport in August 2021, as Head Coach at Park House School, having previously worked at King Edward’s School in Bath for four year as a PE teacher. Sam’s passion for rugby started at the age of 12 when he turned out at his local rugby club, Worcester RFC. As a player Sam went on to represent Worcestershire County, North Midlands U16’s, Worcester Warriors U16’s & U18’s via the AASE programme, and the University of Bath. It was during his Sport and Social Science degree at the University of Bath that Sam found a love for coaching. Initially taking a sports coaching role at King Edward’s School, Sam became a qualified teacher in 2019.
 
In 2021 Sam decided it was time for a new challenge and accepted the role of Head Coach at Park House School, where he aims to build an even stronger programme. Sam gained his RFU Level 2 coaching qualification whilst studying at the University of Bath and applied his coaching knowledge, gaining experience with the Bath Rugby Community department at their rugby camps. In 2020 Sam joined the Bath Rugby Developing Player Pathway (DPP) coaching team and has recently accepted the role as U15 Head Coach for the Swindon DPP site.
 
Sam has the ambition to complete his RFU Level 3 qualification this year, as well as developing his knowledge of sports psychology, mental health, and leadership. Outside of coaching Sam spends most of his time walking his dog, Daisy and carrying bags for his girlfriend, Lucie, when they go shopping… Sam has had an excellent start at Park House School galvanising a strong squad that have had a momentous season on and off the field.
 


Sam Ball joined Mad Dog Sport in August 2021, as Head Coach at Park House School, having previously worked at King Edward’s School in Bath for four year as a PE teacher.

Sam’s passion for rugby started at the age of 12 when he turned out at his local rugby club, Worcester RFC. As a player Sam went on to represent Worcestershire County, North Midlands U16’s, Worcester Warriors U16’s & U18’s via the AASE programme, and the University of Bath.

It was during his Sport and Social Science degree at the University of Bath that Sam found a love for coaching. Initially taking a sports coaching role at King Edward’s School, Sam became a qualified teacher in 2019. In 2021 Sam decided it was time for a new challenge and accepted the role of Head Coach at Park House School, where he aims to build an even stronger programme.

Sam gained his RFU Level 2 coaching qualification whilst studying at the University of Bath and applied his coaching knowledge, gaining experience with the Bath Rugby Community department at their rugby camps. In 2020 Sam joined the Bath Rugby Developing Player Pathway (DPP) coaching team and has recently accepted the role as U15 Head Coach for the Swindon DPP site. Sam has the ambition to complete his RFU Level 3 qualification in the near future, as well as developing his knowledge of sports psychology, mental health, and leadership.

Outside of coaching Sam spends most of his time walking his dog, Daisy and carrying bags for his girlfriend, Lucie, when they go shopping…
We are excited to have Sam join the Mad Dog Sport team and we look forward to seeing the Park House programme develop further.