Gill Bourke

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    September 2014 – August 2015
    Head Coach, Olímpico de Pomelo U21 s Mens (Madrid, Spam)
    ‘ Responsible for all head coaching responsibilities including coaching, recruiting, game and
    practice scheduling, planning and management.
    . During split periods, focused on forward play, coaching scrums, lineouts, contact skills and
    general movement
    . Created Training and Playing manuals for players and coaches.

    September 2007 – June 2014
    Head of W mens Rugby, University of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland)
    ‘ Responsible for all coaching responsibilities including coaching, recruiting, match and
    training scheduling, planning and managementThis includes development of appropriate
    annual training programmes, covering pre-season as well as competitive season programmes.
    ‘ Responsible for the production of a strategic plan to drive Women’s Rugby forward inn
    conjunction with other University sport staff, student committees, local clubs and provincial
    ‘ Player & Coach Education Presentations, Promotional Videos & Playing Documents.

    Created and developed an Academy System for the players, known as a Focus Group.
    The aim of this program was:
    ‘ To provide players with structured supewised S&C sessions.
    ‘ To provide players with structured skills sessions outside of pitch training times, to focus
    specifically on developing ball handling skills, decision making skills and individual skills such
    as throwing. kicking and passing.
    . All sessions were created and taken by me three mornings a week In-Season.

    This team was highly successful, becoming Intervarsity and League Champions for
    6 of the 7 seasons I was involved. During my coaching period, 12 players went on to become
    capped Ireland International players within both the 75 and 1 55 program.


    USA Coaching Clinics: Stanf rd University & Vassar University (Spring 20 1 9)
    Ran multiple two week programmes consisting of both training and coaching clinics, targeting
    the development of both player and coach understanding from a tactical and technical
    perspective.The aim of these clinics was to introduce and develop the Principles of Play and
    General Movement through practical examples and involvement from both players and coaches.
    applied to the Individual skills, mini-unit skills, unit and team skills.

    Munster Rugby – Talent Identification Program 20 1 9 – Present
    Ambassador for MunsterTIPAcaderviy for developing U 1 8 players who have been identified
    with potential to progress to an Elite level. My role is to work with these players in the context
    of Game Understanding, Defensive structure. Individual skill and technique development.
    with an additional focus on Hookers and Props.

    SwitzerlandWomens National 15sTeam 2019 – Present
    Returning Guest Coach

    Harrow School 2015-2016
    Head coach at Harrow School U 145 Boys – 2015-2016


    Perl rmance Analysis with W rld Rugby (Current Role)
    – Specialising in Referee PeHormance Analysis

    Head Analyst for the following teams:
    – Head Performance Analyst for IRFU VVomens 75 Programme (20 1 2-20 1 4))
    – Head Performance Analyst for Federación Española de Rugby (2017-2018)
    – Performance Analyst for Munster Domestic Rugby – Underage & Schools (20 10 – Present)
    – Analyst for club teams within Rugby and Football and GAA


    January 2008 – March 2015
    Ireland National Team – S I Caps & 15 International Tries
    PosKion – Hookers’ighaead Poop
    . Wiomens RugbyV\world Cup 20 1 0 & Wiomens RugbyWorld Cup 20 14


    – Member of the Irish team who beat reigning Champions, New Zealand, in the Pool Stages
    of the 20 14 WRWC, creating a small piece of Irish History by becoming first Irish side
    to ever beat a New Zealand team and reach aWiorld Cup Semi-final.
    – Wie finished 4th in the 20 14W’RW’C. after a hard fought 3/4 playoff vs France.

    . Six Nations 2008-2015
    – Winners of 201 3 Six Nations Grand Slam
    – W’inners of 20 1 5 Six Nations Championship

    Barbarians RFC
    After playing against the Barbarians in their Inaugur’al fixture against Munster
    in December 201 7, I was then invited to become a Barbarian for their second fixture against
    the British Army in February 20 1 8.
    In April 201 9, I was invited to play in the first Barbarian International fixture v USA in
    Denver. Colorado.

    Club Teams
    Harlequins Rugby Club – Tyrrell’s Premier 1 55 (20 19 – Present)
    Stade Francais Paris Rugby Club – Elite I Feminime (2018-2019)
    UL Bohemians RFC – AIL Division I League Ireland (2003-2018)
    Olimpico de Pozuelo – Spainish Division de Honor (2015- 16 Season)
    Bristol RFC – English Premiership (20 1 1 – 12 Season)
    Melrose RFC – Scottish National Division I League (2005 -06 Season)


    Currently enrolled in an online course: “TheWieb Development Bootcamp” provided
    by UdemXcom
    Outdoor Pursuits (mountain biking, hiking, surfing)
    Travelling, exploring new places, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures
    Sport as a way of life
    Learning Languages – Good level of Spanish and resonable understanding of France


    American Citizen

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