SGS Sport is delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Cox as the new Director of Rugby at SGS College.
Dan has been a key member of the HE academic Sport team and has played a significant part in the development of new degree programmes whilst also driving recruitment. Dan has also played an active part within the rugby academy whilst also being a key stakeholder with Bristol Bears and Old Reds. This exciting position will provide the SGS rugby team the opportunity to grow and develop the provision with the goal of SGS Rugby being the best provider of Rugby at both FE & HE, renowned for the approach to player development.
The appointment of Dan coincides with the development of SGS Sport Vision which will enable SGS Sport to provide focus in the provision, promote core values and will give direction in the drive to be the leading Further Education Rugby provider in the country.
Dan will work closely alongside SGS College's partners at Bristol Bears and will aim to foster collaborative relationships with the wider Bristol rugby clubs across both junior and senior pathways.
Head of Focus Sports Connor Sidley-Adams commented:
“The appointment of Dan into this new exciting role is a milestone moment in our journey. Dan’s role will be pivotal in building on the legacy of the past twenty years that has seen several players including Joe Joyce, Andy Uren and Taulupe Faletauto, to name a few, coming through the SGS programme. We’re excited to see where Dan can take this role and the programme over the upcoming years."
Upon his appointment Dan commented:
"I am incredibly excited to be appointed to the role in what is a really exciting time for the College and Sports Academies. The College is consistently striving to achieve high performance across their education, apprenticeship and sports programs and has an internationally recognised sports facility at the WISE Campus. It's a great place for any ambitious practitioner to work! Alongside the exciting partnerships with Bristol Bears and Gloucester All Golds, there is no reason the SGS Rugby program should not be consistently high performing and nationally recognised for our approach to people and practitioner development."