‘Biggleswade Rugby Club have announced the appointment of Terry Penny as senior squad head coach as the team builds up to the start of the new season. Penny has been taking summer fitness training at the club for a few weeks and said “There are some talented players within the senior squad and I will be getting to know their strengths over the next few weeks, I will not ask them to do any fitness work that I could not do myself”. Adding that he see’s fitness as a key benefit and intends to build upon the team’s dynamic backs play .
Prior to coming to Biggleswade, Penny, who lives locally had managed Stevenage Town RFC in the London and South East leagues achieving four Herts county cup wins and promotion up into London One over a successful ten season period. He leave the Hertfordshire team on good terms saying “ I have ten very successful years at the club and look forward to a new challenge”.
Club chairman Steve Matthews commented “ Terry’s appointment is excellent news and we will be sitting down very shortly with the team captains and managers to go through some of the goals and ambitions that we both have”. The club also intend to seek specialist coaching help from elite players and coaches from outside of the club to help achieve both club and coaches’ ambitions.
In addition to the appointment of head coach the club have confirmed that Megan Higgs will continue as club sports therapist in a unique arrangement which offers physiotherapy treatment to all club members from Minis through to Vets players as part of their club membership. She will be assisted by Cat who is studying sports therapy at Moulton College. Once again the club is indebted to The Health and Safety People for their generous support of Megan in a partnership with the club’s sports injury prevention programme which enters its fifth season.’