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Ealing Trailfinders Management and Coaching Team

Championship Rugby Department

General Manager/Director of Rugby Mike Cudmore
Head Coach Ben Ward
Scrum and General Coach Kieran Power
Skills and Defence Coach Billy McGinty
Development Head Coach Steve Wagstaff
Development Assistant Coach Brian Holland
Strength and Conditioning Nick Rees
Head Physio Justin Smith
Assistant Physio Hannah Stammas
Club Doctor Zain Haider
Match Day Manager Matt Smith

Championship Administration, Community and Commercial

Club Administrator Lindsey Cottrell
Community and Sponsorship Sue Chandler
Marketing and Communications Manager Natalie Winton
Community Rugby Coach Andy Hall
Community Rugby Coach Chris Kinloch

Sam Hocking Signs For Ealing Trailfinders

Ealing Trailfinders are delighted to announce the signing of Sam Hocking.

Sam joins us from Plymouth Albion where he has been a prominent player for them for the last three seasons. He can play all three positions in the back row and was the top league try scorer for Plymouth this season.

Commenting on his signing, Mike Cudmore Director of Rugby said “Sam is a player who has experience of playing in the Championship and has had a fantastic season for Plymouth Albion. We are all looking forward to him making a big impact for us next year”.

Ealing Trailfinders Add Five More To Their Squad For Season 13/14

Ealing Trailfinders are delighted to announce five more signings for season 13/14:

Ed Siggery – Pontypridd – Back row

Josh Elliot – Bath Uni – Hooker

Conor Carey – Ulster – Prop

Dan Collier – Unattached – Second row

Jordan Saunders – Cardiff Met Uni – Prop

Ed Siggery has the ability to play 6 and 8. He is 6’3 and 112kg. Ed has played for Wales U20 before being signed by London Irish. Currently he plays for Pontypridd where they have finished top of the Welsh Premiership. Ealing Trailfinders are looking forward to seeing him making a big impact in the Championship.

Josh Elliot signs from Bath Uni where he was selected for England Students this season. He has also represented England at U16 and U18 level.

Conor Carey signs from Ulster where he represented Ireland at U20 level playing in the 2011 U20 Six Nations and 2011 U20 World Cup. Primarily a TH prop but he is also comfortable playing LH prop as well. He has great mobility and work rate around the park. Still a young player he is looking forward to proving himself in the Championship next season.

Dan Collier has been training at the club for the past two months. He has Championship experience at Plymouth but his time there was cut short due to injury. Having taken some time out from the game he has come back looking to prove himself once again at this level.

Jordan Saunders can play in all three positions in the front row and played for England Students in 2012. He played a vital role for Cardiff Met Uni this season in getting to the BUSA final at Twickenham. He is looking forward to testing himself at this level and will add further strength to our front row.

Mike Cudmore, Director of Rugby, said of the five signings “All five players will add to our squad for next season. We know there will be a step up in physicality from National 1 and it’s important to have strength in depth and players competing for the shirt. All the players above are extremely hungry to show all in the Championship what they have to offer and we are looking forward to working with them”

Ealing Trailfinders dual registered players with Harlequins

Ealing Trailfinders are delighted to announce the loan signing of five players for next season.

In a link with Harlequins, Ealing Trailfinders will be getting five players for the forthcoming season. Previously we have worked with them and had the likes of Luke Wallace, Rob Buchanan, Sam Twomey and Jack Clifford pull on the green and white shirt. The five players are:

Charlie Walker – Full back / centre / wing

Harry Sloan – Centre

Jack Clifford – Back row

George Merrick – Second row

Kyle Sinckler – Prop

Director of Rugby Mike Cudmore is delighted with the signings “We have worked with Harlequins in the past and the quality of their players is of a high level. Their attitude, commitment and delivery are second to none and I am looking forward to working with them all and all of them having a big impact in the Championship”

 

ETRC Squad Announcement

Ealing Trailfinders are delighted to announce the following players have signed new deals to stay at the club for season 2013/14:

Adam Preocanin, Alex Bradley, Anders Nilsson, Andrew Henderson
Ben Ward, Gavin Curry, George Sandford, Isaac Ajayi, Joe McVey
Joe Southwell, Karl Gibson, Mathew Evans, Matt Killeen, Morgan Thompson
Owen Bruynseels, Phil Chesters, Richard Townsend, Ronnie McLean
Sam Wardingley, Steve Pape, Steven Neville, Tim Brocket, Tom Parker and
Tom Wheatcroft

Mike Cudmore Director of Rugby said ”We had a very talented group of players at the club last season and that is the reason so many have been retained as we feel they all have a lot to offer in the Championship”

The following players have either been released, retired, not re-signed or unable to commit due to work reasons:
Adam Sowter, Ben Hunter, Benji Marfo, Bryan Young, Dipo Osho, Jack Fishwick, Jon Moyce, Jono Woodward, Lee Starling, Lewis Brown, Liam Perkins, Peter Hodgkinson, Rory Damant, Sam Shires, Simon Bundy, Simon Gaynor, Sungo Kuwana, Tom Riley, Tim Kavanagh and Tim Tunnicliff

We would like to thank all the players who are leaving the club for all the hard work and commitment they have shown since they have been with us. They have all played a part in the club’s success over the years.

Two New Signings from Loughborough & Two Former Youth Players Return

Ealing Trailfinders are delighted to announce the signing of four new players who will join the squad in their inaugural season in the Championship.

Chris Kinloch – Loughborough Students – Centre / Wing
Andy Hall – Loughborough Students – Fly Half / Full back
Camilo Parilli-Ocampo – Leicester Tigers and Loughborough Students – Prop
Will Magie – Leeds Uni – Fly Half / Full back

Chris Kinloch has captained Loughborough Students this season and scored 7 tries. He is a versatile player and is comfortable playing in the centre or on the wing. He has experience of playing for Scotland U20’s, Scotland 7’s and also featured for Glasgow Warriors.
Chris Kinloch is delighted at the move and said “I am thrilled to be joining a club with such great calibre and ambition. Having played against them twice this season with Loughborough, I was lucky enough to witness first hand the expansive game Ealing Trailfinders play and the hard work the team puts in to allow it. I look forward to joining the squad in June where the hard work will start looking towards the new Championship campaign”

Andy Hall has been Loughborough’s top points scorer with 319 points and is predominantly a fly half but can also slot in at full back and centre.

Chris and Andy both impressed in games against Ealing Trailfinders this season and Director of Rugby Mike Cudmore said “both players have had very good seasons performing well week in week out for Loughborough. The Loughborough rugby system produces players who have been well coached, have good core skills and are well conditioned. We have high hopes for both these players for the coming season.”

Camilo Parilli-Ocampo and Will Magie both played in the Ealing Trailfinders youth system before heading off to university. Camilo also went to Loughborough before being signed by Leicester Tigers. Camilo stands at 120kg and 6’3 and will add some size to the front row and has the ability to play on either side. Will has captained USA U20’s and can operate at fly half or full back. Both players continue with Ealing Trailfinders commitment to bring players through the youth system and through the newly set up academy.

Champion Announcer Required for 13.14 Championship Games

Ealing Trailfinders are now a Championship side and will have some very big games next season against other top oppositions in the league and cup. The position of match announcer is one that is very important on match days and requires a confident and articulate individual. If you feel that you possess these qualities and would like to contribute to your club on match days then please contact clubadministrator@ealingrugby.co.uk to find out more.

Ealing Trailfinders New Players Announced 10.05.13

We are pleased to announce that the following players will be joining Ealing Trailfinders for 2013.14

Thomas Anderson Connacht
Tom Bedford Cornish Pirates
Stuart Commins London Wasps
Billy Robinson Moseley
Ryan Storer Cornish Pirates
Sam Wilkes Moseley

TJ Anderson said “I am delighted to be joining such a successful club as Ealing Trailfinders. Their achievements in previous years are a real testament to them and I hope I can be part of their accomplishments in the future. It’s refreshing to see a club that plays such a great style of rugby. I am energised to start pre-season and honoured to be part of the club in their first year in the Championship”

Tom Bedford said “ Having played against Ealing Trailfinders some years ago and watching them progress up the leagues I am excited to be part of their future. I’m thrilled to be part of the challenge that the championship will bring and I can’t wait to get stuck in. When visiting the club I was very impressed with the facilities and the professionalism.

Stuart Commins said “I am very excited about joining an ambitious club like Ealing Trailfinders . Having met with Mike and Ben, I can sense their drive to perform in the Championship, and that’s something I want to be a part of. I look forward to learning from the already talented crop of players and hopefully can contribute from the experience I’ve gained in the Premiership”

Billy Robinson said “I have been looking to move to London now for a number of years for personal reasons and when I got an offer from Ealing Trailfinders it was very interesting. They are an up-and-coming club and I wanted the new challenge”

Sam Wilkes said “I am very excited to be joining the Club with such a well-developed coaching set-up and I’m looking forward to improving my performance on and off the field still further. It will be great to work with the playing squad that has been carefully assembled and be part of a Championship side respected by any opposition team”

Mike Cudmore Director of Rugby said “You will see from all the above signings we have managed to recruit not only quality experienced players but, more importantly, players that will suit our style of play and philosophy”.