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;

  • Individual player development
  • Team development
  • Guest coaching sessions
  • Rugby For You Coaching Clinics
  • Rugby camps

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)

Playing Experience:
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.​​

Hinckley, Leicestershire  |  07793 809 363  |​


07793 809 363