East Midlands Rugby Union

Helping to promote, foster and develop the game of Rugby Union

RFU Contacts

Area Manager (AM)

Matt Wooldridge

Rugby Development Manager for Area 4

Area Manager (AM) Matt Wooldridge is the Rugby Development Manager for Area 4 so he works closely with East Midlands along with a number of other CB’s. Working with the team of RFU Professional Staff his role is to oversee and manage all areas of rugby within the area.

Matt Wooldridge

Rugby Development Manager for Area 4

Area Manager (AM) Matt Wooldridge is the Rugby Development Manager for Area 4 so he works closely with East Midlands along with a number of other CB’s. Working with the team of RFU Professional Staff his role is to oversee and manage all areas of rugby within the area.

Rugby Development Officer (RDO)

The RDO is generally the first port of call for clubs; there are two RDO’s working within East Midlands, covering Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hunts and Peterborough. Ian and Laurence are responsible for the provision of high quality local development support to the clubs within our area and work’s to strengthen the capacity, membership and performance of our member clubs.

Community Rugby Coaches (CRC)

Working under the direction of the Rugby Development Officers the CRC’s work closely with our clubs to support on pitch activity through coaching and refereeing development across the East Midlands..

Other RFU Contacts

Chloe McMorran

Area Facilities Manager (AFM)

Chloe McMorran is the Area Facilities Manager for Area 4 which includes East Midlands. She works with Clubs within the CB to ensure clubs can offer high quality and well maintained facilities. Chloe works closely with the EMRU Funding and Facilities Group.

Chloe McMorran

Area Facilities Manager (AFM)

Chloe McMorran is the Area Facilities Manager for Area 4 which includes East Midlands. She works with Clubs within the CB to ensure clubs can offer high quality and well maintained facilities. Chloe works closely with the EMRU Funding and Facilities Group.

John Widdowson

Match Official Development Officer (MODO)

John Widdowson

Match Official Development Officer (MODO)

Liz Fletcher

Competitions Development Officer (CDO)

Liz Fletcher

Competitions Development Officer (CDO)

Richard Marelli

University Partnerships Officer (UPO)

Richard Marelli holds the role of the University Partnerships Officer for the Midlands. He works with universities to ensure a wide supply of playing opportunities and support them in engaging students.

Richard Marelli

University Partnerships Officer (UPO)

Richard Marelli holds the role of the University Partnerships Officer for the Midlands. He works with universities to ensure a wide supply of playing opportunities and support them in engaging students.