2019 Clan Coaching Spotlight - Sinead Ní Bhroin

In this next edition of our 2019 Clan coaching spotlights we meet the second member of our coaching team for the senior woman. We are happy to introduce to you, Sinead Ní Bhroin.

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What are you coaching?

I'm assisting coaching the senior Clanswomen and coaching the U-19 Clan girls team this year.

When did you start playing rugby?

I started playing rugby in University at the age of 18.

Brief playing/ coaching history?

I started playing rugby for my University, DCU, and captained the team in my third and fourth year of University. In conjunction with playing for DCU, I joined my first club, Railway Union. We went on to win the league in our first year without conceding a single point. From there I moved to England and played in the Women's premiership for Aylesford Bulls for three years. When travelling Australia I was player/ coach for North Ward Old Boys Women's team for a season. I briefly returned to Ireland where I was part of Suttonians RFC for a season. I went overseas again to Canada and played two seasons for the Clanswomen in the summer and a season for Castaway Wanderer's in Victoria in the winter.

What brought you to the Clan?

I wanted to move to Canada and pretty much overnight Mere organised for me to move to Edmonton and play for the Clan. 

What got you into coaching?

I fell in love with the game and wanted young girls to get a chance to start playing the game from an early age so I began by coaching high school girl's teams. An opportunity arose for a backs coach for a senior women's team when I was living in Australia so I took it and became a player/ coach for NWOB in Townsville.

What's your coaching philosophy?

Simple, to have fun and improve performance. I want people to love the game as much as I do and stay involved for as long as possible. 

Do you have any special talents that people aren't aware of?

I know my way around an Irish jig.

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