From his time coaching Rugby League as Head Coach for Great Britain students to Head Coach at Nottingham RUFC and Leicester Tigers Academy, where he was Head of Elite Player Development; to U21's Coach at the NSW Warratahs and Director of Coaching at Eastern Suburbs Sydney, Mike has coached at all levels of the game, from under-7's through to elite international players at the highest level, in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
Unique skills set
Mike Penistone is a genuine coach educator. With an educational background having and a Bachelor of Education degree from Keele University, Mike has a unique ability to connect and communicate with players from all nationalities and playing abilities.
Passion for rugby
Mike has a passionate belief that all players have the potential to play at a higher level. His mantra that "all International players were once 12 year old boys” is testimony to his passion and it is a reminder to all coaches that the work they do with young players needs to be of the highest quality.
Reputation for excellence
Mike's expertise and ability to assess and recognise genuine top level potential - for both players and coaches - has created a network of coaching contacts at the world’s best clubs. His advice is trusted and his recommendations are heeded by many. Top coaches listen to Mike's recommendations both on players and potential coaches.
Bob Dwyer and Mike preparing for a Coaching Session in Texas
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