Former England Rugby player joins Clifton College staff

Danny Grewcock MBE will help Clifton College’s high-performing rugby players progress to a professional level

Former England Rugby player, Danny Grewcock MBE, is joining Clifton College as its high-performance rugby manager.

Starting in September, Grewcock will work with the Bristol independent school’s sixth form rugby players to help them move into a professional rugby environment after finishing at Clifton.

Grewcock will spend half of his time at the school and half with the Bristol Bears Rugby Academy, helping to build on the relationship that exists between the two.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with the college’s rugby programme and the Bristol Bears Academy,” said Grewcock.

“I’ve been impressed with their programme as it has a strong record of developing talented rugby players. With the experience I’ve gained from a professional playing career and the last eight years working with academies and school sport, I am sure I can support the players and coaches to ensure the college and city continues to develop players to achieve their potential.”

I am sure I can support the players and coaches to ensure the college and city continues to develop players to achieve their potential

In a career which included spells with Saracens and Bath, Grewcock went on to win 69 caps for the England Rugby team and five for the British and Irish Lions. He retired from playing in 2011, taking a role with the Bath Academy and has since worked as the director of sport at Oundle School.


Read our interview with Danny Grewcock about life as a director of sport during his time at Oundle


Andrew Wagstaff, director of sport at Clifton College, said: “I am excited about Danny joining the sports coaching staff at Clifton. He undoubtedly has a wealth of experience, not just with rugby, and I look forward to working with him to further develop our high-performance players at the college.

“I am sure he will be able to enhance our link with the Bears and create even greater opportunity for our elite players to increase their skills and progress them to professional level.”