Mike Hathaway Returns to TWRFC
We are delighted to announce the newest member of the TWRFC Coaching Group ahead of the 22/23 season as Mike Hathaway joins as 1st XV Forwards Coach.
Mike started his rugby at Tunbridge Wells, playing all through the age groups from U6’s to 1st XV where he was a key member of the team that secured back to back promotions and a cup win at Twickenham. Mike has unfortunately had to hang up the boots due to a shoulder injury and is now fully committed to his role as Forwards coach ahead of the 22/23 season.
Mike said “It’s brilliant to come back home to Tunbridge Wells. It’s a great club that has even greater aspirations, and although it’s a shame my return can’t be as a player as once hoped, that hasn’t curbed my excitement in getting on board as a forwards coach. It was a pleasure to be approached by Simon Jervis to take on the role and its great to be learning from the experience that Jervo, Ben and Stretts bring. Despite last years results we have an extremely talented squad and I am chomping at the bit to help support this young group of lads achieve and play at the best level that they can. Bring on the 2022-23 season. COYW.”
Mike Rigby, Club Chairman said “I am delighted to welcome Hathers back to St Marks. I fully encouraged him to go and challenge himself to play at the highest level he could and told him he would be welcome ‘home’ whenever he was ready. I’m delighted he’s back and ready to make a huge difference to TWRFC’.
The 22/23 Coaching Group for Tunbridge Wells:
Director of Rugby – Simon Jervis
Forwards Coach – Benjamin Kayser
Forwards Coach – Mike Hathaway
Backs Coach – David Strettle
Backs & Skills Coach – Chaz Spence
S&C – Hamzat Ahmed