Ethan, Rugby Union Coach

NOTTINGHAM: GRADUATED 2017

As a very shy and nervous applicant, Ethan really wasn’t sure he was making the right choice by applying for Coach Core; after all, the first week was a whirlwind of team building, physical activities and even meeting Prince Harry at a launch event! His grades were good but he was unemployed and really didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life after working in various industries without any real passion or commitment to what he was doing.

However, the one thing he knew he did love was sport and after signing up to Coach Core, his head coach mentor quickly recognised that he could harness that passion and use it to engage with young people brilliantly. So, with everything in place, his coach set about working with Ethan’s tutor to build his confidence and start to hand responsibility to him over time.

Fast forward 12 months and Ethan has now not only completed Coach Core but has given public speeches at places like Lords, attended a England RFU training event with Prince Harry and become a key figure within his rugby club’s community development programme.

He very quickly secured a placement with a private sports coach provider to continue his education whilst also still delivering and giving back to the community.
Ethan still isn’t sure which direction he wants to go but what he does know is that it will be in sports coaching and development and that he now has a career path he truly wants to pursue.