Chobham Rugby Club are excited to announce that Robbie Kennard is taking on the role as Head Coach at the club. Robbie has been involved in the coaching set up at Chobham for the last 5 years, most recently as Assistant and Backs Coach. Robbie’s background includes being a part of Harlequins DPP coaching team, as well as one of Surrey Senior Mens Team coaches. As a scrum half Robbie played over 150 1st XV games at Chobham, as well as Senior Mens County Player and is a hugely respected coach at the club already. Robbie played youth rugby at Chobham and places huge emphasis on the youth and transition programme at the club as our own players are the future of the club.

Billy Davison has stepped down in order to take up an opportunity to be closer to his family. Billy has been a huge influence on Chobham as a club over the last few seasons, he managed the whole club with a training programme during the Covid lock down and last season led the 1st XV to promotion from Surrey/ Sussex 1 to Regional 2 Thames. Billy’s impact at the club can be seen in the attitude on and off the pitch and he has left a legacy that will be there for many seasons to come. As a club we, as well as all the players, wish him all the best in his future plans and thank him for the squad he has built As part of the club’s succession management plan Billy had already been working with Robbie to prepare him to step up to the Head Coach role in the next year.

Robbie already has in place a coaching team, including Chris Nicholas and Alex Hudson and has the full support of Chobhams Management. We as a club will continue to build on the foundations we have in place. The playing squad were very excited at the announcement last night and are looking forward to the “new boss” and his plans for the forthcoming season.

Club Director of Rugby Harry Norman-Walker said ‘we are immensely proud that Robbie has accepted the position of Head Coach and have every confidence that he will lead the club through our next phase of development”.

Mark Fisher
Chair Chobham RFC

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