Hi! Marc here, owner and Head Coach of Vigor.Rugby.
Vigor.Rugby is a rugby coaching and events company that offers after-school rugby and P.E. sessions to primary and secondary schools in the North East.
We are a family run rugby coaching company which aim to provide children with the opportunity to learn the core skills of rugby and developing their knowledge and understand of the game.
I've spent my who life around sport but for the last 23 years, Rugby has been my passion and priority. As a player, I always strived to be the best but realistically the more I played the more I knew that my real passion was for teaching the game. The whole coach-pupil relationship and the satisfaction of watching someone improve their game was and still is far more rewarding for me than playing well myself.
I started my journey into Coaching in 2001 as Second Team Coach at Houghton Rugby. After a successful season, I made the decision to setup Vigor.Rugby as a way of sharing my knowledge and passion with others. In the years since I've been fortunate to work with some amazing people who all share my love of the game and which led to me being awarded the title of RFU Real Rugby Hero in 2018.
I have my RFU Coaching Level 2 badge as well as ELRA Referee Level 1. I keep up-to-date with all changes and developments in the game to be able to provide the best for the young people I coach.
B.A (Hons) Sports and Leisure Management
B.A (Hons) Leadership and Management
"To offer all the opportunity to learn and enjoy rugby and develop their rugby and life skills - one sport for all"
The aim of Vigor is to help address the chronic issue of children’s fitness and the progression of the child’s education through rugby. Rugby is one sport where every child can be involved; rugby does not discriminate against sex, age, build or size.
Rugby can help pupils learn not only about the sport but also learn core personal and team values.