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Thu 23 Jul 2020 | 11:16

Waldouck beats Bok coach for Gloucester job

Waldouck beats Bok coach for Gloucester job
Thu 23 Jul 2020 | 11:16
Waldouck beats Bok coach for Gloucester job

NEWS: Gloucester confirmed the appointment of Dom Waldouck as its new defence coach with immediate effect.

Reports in the United Kingdom media suggested that Springbok coaching consultant Felix Jones Jones is on Gloucester’s shortlist to become defence coach with the Cherry and Whites.

However, that speculation has been put to bed with the confirmation of Waldouck’s arrival. Gloucester have finalised their coaching structure, with a group of young, ambitious, English coaches ready to lead the long-term vision at Kingsholm in what’s set to be a promising era for the Cherry & Whites.

“Dom is a really exciting appointment for the club. He’s a young, enthusiastic coach, who has plenty of experience and deep understanding of Premiership and European rugby,” said head coach, George Skivington.

“He’s an extremely astute scholar of the game, his attention to detail and competitive nature will only drive the players’ standards to the very top.”

After spending the majority of his playing career with Wasps, Waldouck also appeared for Northampton Saints and London Irish, as well as a spell with Ohio Aviators, before linking up with Newcastle. Notably, Waldouck additionally captained Oxford University, whilst achieving his Masters degree in 2019.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Gloucester Rugby, and thankful to be afforded the opportunity by George to be part of his vision for the club,” said Waldouck.

“I’m really pleased to be joining a coaching team with plenty of ambition and a fresh perspective of the game. I genuinely enjoy the challenge of defence, and combatting the opposition attack, so there’s plenty of hard work ahead, but I can’t wait to get started.”

Chief Operating Officer, Alex Brown, was delighted to confirm the new set-up.

“We have a hugely inspiring team now in place at the club, with masses of English Premiership experience. The shared vision with George was that we build a team of coaches that have an innate understanding of the English game and know exactly what it takes to be challenging for trophies.”

“The set-up we now have in place is crucial to the long-term future of Gloucester Rugby, and I know that George and his team will be working tirelessly to bring that success that we all crave.”

Head Coach – George Skivington
Attack Coach – Alex King
Defence Coach – Dom Waldouck
Assistant Backs & Academy Transition Coach – Tim Taylor
Assistant Forwards & Academy Transition Coach – Trevor Woodman

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