Meet the Team! Simon Coburn

21st October 2021

New Junior Development of Rugby Manager

Simon has come on board as Junior Development of Rugby Manager. Mike Saxton, NARFC’s DOR, felt that there was so much talent in the Junior Section, from both players and coaches, that it needed someone to help coordinate Rugby thorough the section. So NARFC created the position of Junior Development of Rugby Manager. After getting many applications from a wide field, Simon was the chosen candidate.

Let’s hear from Simon himself.

“I’m a former player from juniors to seniors for both Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and at County level before age meant I had to hang up my playing boots.
I’ve now turned my energy to coaching my boy’s age groups and helping grow the junior section for the long term benefit of the club through my role as Junior Development of Rugby Manager
My youngest Tommy is in the u6/5’s, Billy is in the u10’s and my daughter Ellie is now at the point of “if you can’t beat them, then join them” and is enjoying her rugby at school and is interested in starting with the u13 girls which is allowing my children to experience the great values about this game we all love.
I’ve particularly enjoyed being reuniting with former teammates and making new friendships and connections within the club and across sides in the local area”

If you have any questions for Simon or Mike send them an email at:



Other News

U12 BOYS Win Defender Cup

19th April 2024

On Sunday 12 teams from all over Devon and Cornwall travelled to Newton Abbot Rugby Club to take part in the Exeter Chiefs Defender Cup….

Childrens Mental Health Week 2024

14th February 2024

We take pride in showcasing the depth of talent within our club and celebrating the greatness of our community. However, this week held special significance…

Two Wins on the Bounce

2nd February 2024

Newton All Whites Secure Back-to-Back Victory with Gritty Win Against Chard In a thrilling showdown dubbed as the “relegation battle,”   Rackerhayes witnessed an electrifying…

North Petherton 19 -28 Newton Abbot Ladies

22nd January 2024

The first five minutes set the tone for the game, as Newton Abbot opened the scoring with winger Abi Smith crossing the line after a…

NARFC’s Long-Term Vision Shines Bright in Impressive Win Against Burnham-on-Sea

18th January 2024

Burnham-on-Sea vs All Whites, What a thrilling match it was as our All Whites faced off against Burnham on Sea in a nail-biting relegation battle!…

GMS Player Registration

16th October 2023

Dear all Please ask all players/guardians to ensure they are registered on the RFU GMS site. Players who are not affiliated can’t play in cup…