Community Schools Rugby
In November 2023, Orkney Rugby Club welcomed Sean Corrigall as our fourth RDO and the first home-grown one having started his rugby in West minis & served as the club’s Community Rugby Coach for the past year. He took over the role from John Cairns, who held the post from November 2016.
Sean is a talented sportsman having rowed to Under 23 British Champion level and is Scottish Indoor record holder at 2000m and 500m, and coached junior members of Molesey Boat club in London.
Having retired from elite rowing due to injury, Sean returned to rugby and played for a season with Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and then with US Avignon Le Pontet, a club based in the South of France close to Toulon, who start their players at three years of age!
Sean also had a spell at Boroughmuir RFC, coached U12s in N.Z. and U18s in France.
Sean sees it as his goal to facilitate the development of players, coaches and volunteers. That is to let players get to the highest level they want – whether it to be Orkney’s first XV, or whether players want to try and push and go even further, which would be fantastic for themselves and the club. But also the volunteers, whether it is someone that comes and helps with the kit on a Saturday morning, or whether it is someone who wants to coach or referee, it’s to facilitate that and support them in achieving those goals
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