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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OldNick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 2017 at 11:37
An interesting little point that came up at last night Fan's Forum at Coventry.

Last season, Coventry had 15 'Full Time' players who were dedicated to the Community programme as coaches, taking rugby, PE, and reading in various combinations into local schools.

These players are full time in terms of being paid employees of the club. They are contracted, apart from their rugby playing / training requirements to provide from 8-20 hours each per week (varying by player, averaging 15 hours per week) of delivery time within the community programme. Some of this is delivery direct to children, some to their teachers. 

15 coaches, delivering on average 15 hours per week comes to just under 10,000 hours over the year delivered into (and paid for by) local education. 

Now, I have no idea how much is paid for this coaching, nor do I know how much players are paid, but it is a scheme which is expanding this season, and it may help explain how many 'full time' players the club is able to afford, and how they are afforded. 

That part of the presentation - half an hour, given by Coventry hooker, Matt Price, who is head of the community programme, showed very well one side of the club that is generally invisible to matchday supporters, but is clearly a major element behind the headline figures.


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Funny that (well - not really)....it's Mose's AGM next week and certainly in the recent past we have   issued similar figures. At one stage it was even growing beyond Cov's impressive figures - but the RFU gave some sort of funding to Leicester for a year which undercut us, then the Govt abolished the funding for schools.
10 years ago it was all one step forward and 2 back as we had to fund more and more out of our (v short) pockets - perhaps the education funding landscape has changed? Big clap to Cov...........let's hope we're still able to do the same
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(Funnily enough, Eoghan Grace (rejoined PARFC from Coventry) will have a (presumably paid) community role for next season.)

"Plymouth's to lose" - too simplistic.

Nobody really saw the Hartpury phenomenon at this stage of last season - and I'd be the last to forecast a re-run with us in the frame instead. As ever, it will be the club(s) best able to realise potential from all assets accrued over the summer and keep them performing across the season. Will Coventry be able to do this having failed to do so over the past few seasons? I'm keeping an open mind.

Key factors will be "90 minute" fitness and attitude capability for matchday squad and ability to travel well. (We'll be in the mix with a 200 mile minimum trip and plenty of experience over the last two campaigns.)

1. Ampthill written off out of hand?

2. Will the Shanners move to Blackheath hit the ground running/work out long term? (Opening fixture...)

3. RP as already mentioned.

Way too early for this type of prognosis...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jul 2017 at 13:09
The words 'I feel' not clear enough?
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Originally posted by stonehousealbion stonehousealbion wrote:

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1. Ampthill written off out of hand?


Way too early for this type of prognosis...

I agree

every year, for the last decade or so, i write Ampthill off out of hand. every year we end up in the top 2 or 3

It is a complete lottery
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sid James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jul 2017 at 22:39
Now then Baggins,

How old are those Tongans now? Will Isiekwe be playing for Ampt's this season.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baggins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2017 at 10:39
Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Now then Baggins,

How old are those Tongans now? Will Isiekwe be playing for Ampt's this season.

It would be nice to have an English international in our ranks but I imagine he is destined for greater things than Nat 1 this year. Tongans one year older than they were last year at this time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WillEvans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2017 at 16:42
Originally posted by Baggins Baggins wrote:

Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Now then Baggins,

How old are those Tongans now? Will Isiekwe be playing for Ampt's this season.

It would be nice to have an English international in our ranks but I imagine he is destined for greater things than Nat 1 this year. Tongans one year older than they were last year at this time.

Just the Tongans?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rabbie Burns Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2017 at 18:43
Funnily I have aged 2 years this year. Somewhere I missed a year which was pointed out by my daughter plus my birthday 2 years older in one evening
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2017 at 11:39
Originally posted by Rabbie Burns Rabbie Burns wrote:

Funnily I have aged 2 years this year. Somewhere I missed a year which was pointed out by my daughter plus my birthday 2 years older in one evening

Even so you're still a strapping lad!LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2017 at 12:12
Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

Originally posted by Rabbie Burns Rabbie Burns wrote:

Funnily I have aged 2 years this year. Somewhere I missed a year which was pointed out by my daughter plus my birthday 2 years older in one evening


Even so you're still a strapping lad!LOL

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rabbie Burns Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2017 at 13:26
Thanks Halliford my wife and Children use another description
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