Warriors have appointed Alan Hubbleday as the club’s new Head of Community Rugby.
Hubbleday has arrived at Sixways from the Rugby Football Union for whom he worked for 18 years in various roles including Rugby Development Officer for North Midlands, Coach Development Officer for the South West, Player Development Officer for the South West and Coach Developer for North Midlands.
In his new role with Warriors, Hubbleday will be responsible for developing a vibrant programme of activities to increase the reach of the club’s Community Rugby department and help grow the game and Warriors Family across Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Greater Birmingham and South Warwickshire.
“Alan’s appointment is a significant one for the club as he has a proven track record of devising and implementing strategies to grow rugby through his various roles with the RFU,” said Warriors’ Managing Director Peter Kelly.
“Growing the Warriors Family by engaging with clubs and schools across our area will be an important part of Alan’s role. As he has already worked in and played for a number of clubs in the area, he already has excellent contacts in the key areas of his new role.”
As a player Hubbleday, a hooker, toured Australia with England Schools in 1997 in a side that also included Jonny Wilkinson, Mike Tindall, Steve Borthwick and Iain Balshaw and Argentina with England Colts in 1998.
A product of King Edward VI Five Ways School in Birmingham, Hubbleday played club rugby for Old Halesonians, Moseley, Birmingham & Solihull, Stourbridge and Sidmouth and was a member of the Birmingham & Solihull side that famously beat Wasps in the Powergen Cup quarter-finals in 2004.
Following Hubbleday’s appointment, Steve Joslin will take on a new role as Community Sales Manager with responsibility for selling Warriors Community services and experiences across schools and rugby clubs in the area with the aims of increasing reach and revenue.