My name is Tom Kilburn. I am a fully qualified Level 2 Coach, Director of Rugby and referee with a passion for player development.
Having coached at all stages of the long term player development pathway, I would also like to play my part in helping Rugby Union grow and thrive, promote the core values, continue to improve standards and inspire others within the wider community.
I have been playing rugby since I was 7 years old. I represented Leicestershire up to Under 21 level and made it through to England trials selection at Nottingham Trent College. Having not reached my full potential, I spent my playing days competing locally in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, more recently with Rugby Lions RFC. I was also lucky enough to play a season in Australia and Wales, and made friendships in the game that will last a lifetime. In 2014, I fulfilled a boy-hood dream of playing at Twickenham in the Junior Vase Final, with my wife and children there to share the experience.
I can offer the following coaching services;
I have an enhanced DBS clearance allowing me to work with children and vulnerable adults. I am also trained first aider.
Teams I am currently working with:
• Pinley RFC (Head Coach)
• Leicestershire Women & Girls Program (Head Coach)
• Leicester Tigers DPP center Hinckley (Coach)
• Wasps community department (Coach)
• Rugby and Districts (Warwickshire Inter district team) (Head Coach)
• Rugbytots, Hinckley (Coach)
• Hinckley Rugby Club Coach Coordinator
• Burbage RFC (guest sessions)
Previous Coaching Experience:
• Atherstone RFC (Head Coach 2015)
• Rugby Lions Development Squad (Head Coach 2014/15)
• Hinckley RFC under 7's (Head Coach 2012/14)
• Hinckley Ladies Assistant Coach (1998/99)
• Market Bosworth under 15 & 16’s Assistant Coach (1995/97)
• Hinckley under 10's Assistant Coach (1994/95)
1992-1996 Hinckley Colts to 1st (National Leagues & 2nd team)
1996-1998 Market Bosworth RFC (Midlands 2)
1998-1999 Hinckley RFC (National Leagues and 2nd team)
1999 Hunters Hill, Sydney, Australia (Sydney Suburban First Division)
2000-2001 Rumney RFC Cardiff, Welsh Division One
2001-2003 Hinckley RFC
2003-2007 Referee (Level 6). Passed the RFU Touch Judge Course
2007-2008 Market Bosworth (Midlands 1)
2008-2013 Lutterworth RFC (Midlands East 2 South) Midlands Intermediate Finalists
2013-2015 Rugby Lions (Midlands 4 West South) League winners, Midlands Vase winners (twice), National Vase Final runners-up at Twickenham.
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