Regional Development Officers - Matt Jefferson
Rugby Development Officer - Derbyshire
Having played rugby since the age of 6, rugby was a huge part of Matt's upbringing, starting out at Chesterfield Rugby Club, playing Scrum Half. He played for NLD U16 Schools, Leicester Tigers EPDG, Nottingham Academy, NLD U17 Development Team, and NLD U18 two years running, earning a Midlands Trial the second year. Matt then went on to play for Nottingham Academy and Nottingham Rugby 2nd Team for 3 years before injury stopped him from playing.
After his injury Matt then moved into coaching more permanently, coaching Nottingham Academy, NLD U15, NLD U16, NLD U17 Development and NLD U18. During his time at Loughborough University he oached the Freshers and Development Teams whilst earning a 2:1 BSc in Geography. I
During his studies and for 18 months after graduation he worked for Response Physiotherapy as their Business Development Manager as well as working for Bolsover and District Schools Sport Partnership as their Rugby Development Coordinator, before starting work in Nottinghamshire as a Community Rugby Coach in 2010.
Having started his role as Derbyshire Rugby Development Officer in early 2012 he is keen to continue to grow the game within the area and helps clubs become stronger.
Matt oversees the work of two Community Rugby Coaches (CRC's) in the Derbyshire area, as the name suggests this involves rugby being taken to the community supporting players new to the game, clubs and schools.
Gary Rudkin - email@example.com / 07718 706573
Sean Wright - firstname.lastname@example.org / 07786 663549