Coaching team

Backs coach

    Lee Penfold

  • Rugby experience: 5+ years
  • Joined Bisons: 2009
  • Role & qualifications: Lee has played for local clubs from school level through to university. Progressing from Club Captain he earned an RFU accredited Level 2 coaching qualification, and now fulfils the roles of Coach and Rugby Manager. Lee's coaching focuses on backs play, handling and kicking skills.
Forwards coach

    Dave Paskin

  • Rugby experience: 5+ years
  • Joined Bisons: 2018
  • Role & qualifications: Growing up playing rugby for his local club, Dave stopped playing at university due to the ‘lad culture’. Picking up the game again in 2018 after a long break, he was Captain before his current role as a coach. His focus is on the Forwards, particularly; line-outs, scrummaging and the breakdown.
Development coach

    Murray Jones

  • Rugby experience: 5+ years
  • Joined Bisons: 2016
  • Role & qualifications: Murray is the Bisons' token Aussie who gained his RFU level 2 coaching accreditation in 2017. He has progressed from Captain to Club Captain and then onto the coaching team as an Assistant Coach for the past 2 seasons. 'Muz' assists the brand new players by training them from scratch and upwards.
Coaching assistant

    Matt Woodman

  • Rugby experience: 5+ years
  • Joined Bisons: 2016
  • Role & qualifications: Matt has played for local clubs including; BAC RFC and St. Brendans Sixth Form College – winning a national medal at the latter. He currently holds the titles of; 'Player's Player' and the 'Clubman'. Matt's coaching focus is on contact/tackling (yet to obtain any formal coaching qualification).