Fri 15 Jul 2022 10:21

Dorking Rugby Community Coaching

Sport has always been a great way to connect with people. It has the ability to build the strongest of bonds, whether that is through competition or being part of the crowd and is an important part of a child’s education.

Dorking Rugby Community Coaching (DRCC) has been running for several years with funding from the Wates Foundation and the club’s own John Douglas Youth Development Fund to provide Rugby to boys and girls in Primary and Secondary Schools

We know just how important our role as a community sports club is in keeping people active, healthy and happy and we’re working to be able do more to benefit those around us, year on year.

Our initial programme has been helping us work with both primary and secondary schools to provide Curriculum based P.E. through rugby coaching during the school day and at the same time up-skilling school staff in coaching rugby themselves. Thus supporting schools that may struggle to consistently meet the Ofsted required hours of physical activity.

DRCC expanded offering is now including after-school clubs, holiday club days throughout the school year to those schools which we have visited. DRCC can offer coaching to schools throughout the Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead

If you would like your school to benefit from Dorking Rugby Community Coaching’s skills then please email

Embracing the unique spirit of rugby and its core values, we believe that we can bring about positive change—helping children learn different skills, forge new friendships, increase their physical activity and ultimately, develop a lifelong love of sport. The wider benefits of physical activity are well known— lowering risks of diabetes, heart disease and obesity—but great coaching experiences can have a profound impact too: building pride, improving behaviour and helping increase attainment. This project is a real and tangible way to take our experience out to a wider audience. To strengthen old alliances, make new connections and further our ambition to be central to a healthy and active community.

If you would like your school to benefit from Dorking Rugby Community Coaching’s skills then please email