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 the first team and Full Time Academy squads. Dave qualified as a Chartered Sport & exercise Psychologist in 2006.
Dani Vicary - EPDG & First Team Sports Rehabilitator
Dani Vicary joined Bristol Rugby at the beginning of the 2012/13 season.
Dani graduated from University West of England in 2011, having studied Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation BSc (Hons).
Accredited by BASRaT (British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers), she has completed an internship at Gloucester Rugby, as well as working with Hartpury College providing pitchside cover for the U18 men and women’s sides.