Neil Loader - EPDG Coach
Neil is currently an RFU Level 3 qualified coach. He has been working for the RFU since 2009 and currently holds the position of Rugby Development Officer for Bristol & Districts.
In 2003, Neil coached Rugby Parma U21 in the Italian Top 10 Championship. He was Head Coach at L’Aquila Rugby and Rugby Lyons Piacenza in the Italian Top 10 and Serie A respectively.
Neil is currently Head Coach of Swindon RFC.
Keith Leaker - EPDG Coach
Keith is an RFU Level 3 qualified coach and RFU Three Unions Coach Educator. He is currently Director of Rugby at Gordano Sharks, having previously been Head Coach for six seasons.
Keith has vast experience of coaching across all areas of the game, including Gloucestershire U17s and Bristol Schools of Rugby. He also currently coaches the University of Bristol Women’s First Team.
Dave Alcock - Sports & Exercise Psychologist
Dave joined Bristol Rugby on a consultancy basis in the summer of 2011.
Dave offers Sport Psychology support to both the first team and Full Time Academy squads. Dave qualified as a Chartered Sport & exercise Psychologist (C Psychol) in 2006.
Georgie Winborn - Academy Physiotherapist
Georgie qualified as a physio four years ago. As well as her work in the NHS, Georgie worked with two local rugby teams before joining Bristol Rugby for the 2012/12 season.
Her role as Academy physio covers all Full Time Academy players as well as work with EPDG and age group sides.
Billy Harris - EPDG Strength & Conditioning Coach
Billy Harris joined the Strength & Conditioning department as an intern during the 2011/12 season. Billy oversees the Strength & Conditioning programmes for the Club's EPDG Gold, Silver and Bronze groups.
He is studying for a Masters at UWIC and is also currently working towards a UKSCA accreditation.