School Rugby: England legend Rocky Clark joins impressive Bedford Modern coaching staff

Rocky Clark

England most capped international player will be joining the impressive coaching team at Bedford Modern School this season.

Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Clarke MBE, who is still an active player with Saracens, has 137 England caps and was a 2014 Rugby World Cup winner. She joins up with Bedford Modern having done some coaching work with them in the past.

She will be coaching alongside former Tonga international and ex Northampton Saints star Soane Tonga-uiha, and will also contribute to the school’s budding partnerships with Bedford Blues and Northampton Saints.

It has been a lean recent past on the field for Bedford Modern, but with these coaching appointments they look set for a very strong future indeed, spearheaded by Director of Sport Simon Sinclair, the former Northampton Saints Academy Manager.

Speaking on the appointment of Clark on the Bedford Modern School website, Sinclair said:

“We are extremely fortunate to add someone with Rocky’s experience, knowledge, and coaching pedigree to our department. She has already made an impact on both students and staff and we are looking forward to her contribution with rugby and other sports throughout the year.”

Clark herself said: I’m delighted to be a part of the illustrious BMS set up. The school has fantastic students, staff, and facilities and I’m looking forward to the challenge of developing players and the rugby culture.”

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