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Sean Lynn announced as Head of Women’s Rugby at Hartpury

Gloucester-Hartpury Women's News

19 December 2019

Duncan Wood

Sean Lynn
Sean Lynn (c) Gloucester Rugby

Sean Lynn has been unveiled this week as the new Head of Women’s Rugby at Hartpury University and College, a role which will see him become the new Head Coach of the Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s team.

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The Head of Women’s Rugby role will include responsibility for all elements of the Women’s rugby programme at Hartpury, from the junior programme at Hartpury College to the senior programme at Hartpury University and, of course, the Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC club side who compete in the Tyrrells Premier 15 competition.

Sean boasts impressive credentials. As a player he represented Gloucester Rugby U19s and U21s plus Wales U18s and Wales Students. He is a former captain of the Hartpury University team and also Cinderford. Whilst at Hartpury, he was a BUCS 7s national winner and BUCS national finalist as captain

He is currently Head Coach of Hartpury University side who compete in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Super Rugby competition, the only team to have won the BUCS Super Rugby competition. Sean has overseen three national championship wins over the last three years at Twickenham, and already works closely with the senior women’s rugby players on a weekly basis

Sean is an experienced practitioner and senior academic staff member running the rugby diploma at Hartpury College. He has previously worked with male and female players throughout his time at Hartpury and is respected by all staff and players.

It was a rigorous recruitment process with dozens of applications received from both the UK and also overseas. However, Sean proved to be the outstanding candidate for the role of Head of Women’s Rugby and will take over from incumbent Susie Appleby next month.

He was understandably excited when the news was announced this week.

“I’m absolutely delighted! I’ve been involved with rugby for a long time, I’ve been involved with Hartpury for a long time in various roles.

“But this is a terrifically challenging role, and one that I can’t wait to get stuck into. The nature of the position, overseeing all aspects of Women’s rugby, including the Gloucester-Hartpury team competing in the Tyrrells Premier 15s, is far-reaching.

“But I’m genuinely excited at the prospect. I’ll be working with a great group of people, the foundations are already in place and I hope to play my part in helping to achieve even greater success going forward.”

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