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Andy Robinson - Director of Rugby

Andy Robinson was confirmed as Director of Rugby at Bristol in February, 2013.

The hugely talented coach has a wealth of experience, having previously been Head Coach of England and Scotland, as well as coaching on the British Lions tours in 2001 and 2005.

Robinson achieved Heineken Cup success with Bath in 1998.


Sean Holley - First Team Coach

Sean Holley was appointed First Team Coach at the beginning of the 2013/14 campaign.

Holley helped the Ospreys win Celtic League titles in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012, while the Welsh Region were Anglo-Welsh Champions in 2008 and Heineken Cup quarter-finalists three years in a row in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The longest serving Regional Coach in Wales, Holley has worked at all National Team levels including Wales Sevens and was an Assistant Coach with the Senior National team in 2009.


John Harrison - Team Manager

John Harrison joined the Club as Team Manager at the beginning of the 2013/14 season.

The former Bath Rugby Business Development Manager is responsible for the administration of the first team, as well as the welfare of all team members.



Matt Ferguson - Forwards Coach

Matthew Ferguson joined Bristol Rugby during the summer of 2012.

The former Cardiff Blues Forwards Coach has held a number of roles in the RFU, including working alongside Graham Rowntree on the 'Scrum Factory' programme.

Ferguson is now in his second season with the Club.


Lee Douglas - Head of Fitness

Lee Douglas joined the Club at the beginning of the 2011/12 season.

Formerly Academy S&C Coach at Worcester, Douglas departed Sixways after seven years, before joining Edinburgh as Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Douglas graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Conditioning & Coaching from UWE. He also has an Msc in Sport & Exercise Science from UWIC.


Andrew Petts - First Team Strength & Conditioning Coach

Andrew Petts joined Bristol Rugby during the 2007/8 season. Andrew began as an intern before progressing through the ranks. 

As well as being responsible for the conditioning of the first team squad, Andrew is studying for an MSc in Strength & Conditioning.

Andrew graduated from UWIC and has a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science. He is currently being certified by the NSCA.


Tom Hargroves - First Team Strength & Conditioning Coach

Tom Hargroves joined Bristol at the beginning of the 2011/12 season.

Hargroves graduated from UWIC with a Msc in Sports & Exercise Science in 2010.

Hargroves brings with him a wealth of experience in elite sport, having worked with Badminton England, Pittsburgh Panthers and Bristol Rugby during the 2009/10 campaign.


Dan Martin - Head of Medical Services

Daniel Martin joined the Club at the beginning of the 2011/12 season.

Prior to the role, Martin enjoyed five seasons with Newport Gwent Dragons Rugby Club.

Martin previously worked at Widnes Vikings Rugby League, before a stint with the Wales Sevens team ahead of the 2006 Hong-Kong Sevens.


Rory Murray - First Team Physiotherapist

Rory Murray joined Bristol Rugby midway through the 2011/12 season.

After graduating from the University of Ulster in 2007, Murray cut his teeth with the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland and Ulster Rugby as an Academy Physiotherapist, before joining the Club.



Stuart Powell - Senior Performance Analyst

Stuart Powell joined Bristol Rugby on a full-time basis in the summer of 2012.

He is responsible for coding and analysing games and is the co-founder and Video Editor of Bristol Rugby TV - the Club's in-house channel.

Powell completed a Masters in Performance Analysis at UWIC in 2011.


Kristian James - Performance Analyst

Kristian James joined Bristol Rugby at the beginning of the 2013/14 season.

He has an MSc degree from University of Marjon, whilst undertaking an internship at Exeter Chiefs during the 2012/13 campaign.

Kris is responsible for the coding and analysis of games and assists in the creation of Bristol Rugby TV videos.


Jonathan Williams - Team Doctor

Jonathan Williams joined the Club as team doctor during the 2010/11 season.

In this role he is responsible for planning the medical strategy for Bristol Rugby and accountable for its delivery.

A sports physician at Bristol University’s Centre for Sports, Exercise & Health, Williams is a keen marathon runner and triathlete.


Gurjit Bhogal - Team Doctor

Gurjit Bhogal joined the Club as Team Doctor during the 2012/13 season.

Currently Sports Physician for Worcestershire CCC and Kidderminster Harriers FC, Bhogal assists Jon Williams with medical cover of the squad.

Bhogal completed an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine with distinction from University of Nottingham in 2010.


Neil Williams - Club Statistician

Neil Williams has supported Bristol Rugby since watching his first match in February 1971.

He has been involved behind the scenes with the Club continuously since 1987-88 season.

Neil maintains all the club playing records and updates press, management, players and supporters with information. On matchdays he liaises with the onfield officials to ensure that all RFU paperwork is completed.


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