Mike Friday – Director of Men’s Rugby

Playing Career: Wasps, Harlequins and Blackheath.

Representative Honours: England 7s and Barbarians.

Coaching Career: Current Head coach of USA 7s. 

Head coach of England and Kenya 7s – 2021 World 7s coach of the year 2021 

Coached USA XVs, London Welsh, London Scottish and Blackheath and coached in England’s National Academy. 

Mike is considered one of the best coaches in world rugby and one of the sharpest rugby minds in the game. His coaching expertise and coaching appointments speak for themselves, and he has achieved success in all levels of the game worldwide from the World 7s Series, World Cups, Commonwealth and Olympic Rugby 7s. After his remarkable achievement of having taken Kenya to fifth in the world and after a call from a former Wasp teammate Mike took on the challenge of coaching the USA 7s team and he ended up starting an American rugby revolution in the way that the game is played, and its players are developed. Along with these successes he is also well known as one of the nicest guys in the game.

Education: B.Sc. Hons, Urban Real Estate Management, University of Westminster, London.

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James Brooks – Senior Coach

Stephen Shortland – Founder and Managing Director


Racheal Burford – Director of Women’s Rugby