Gavin Simpson - Facilities Manager

Role Description:

At Crewkerne RFC, the facilities manager ensures the club maintains a consistent identity across the club and ensures that appropriate kit and equipment is available for all teams. Gavin arranges and purchases all equipment for the club, keeps an up-to-date list of all the club’s kit and equipment and is responsible for storing, arranging, washing and repairing all kit and equipment.

Rugby History:

Gavin has a wealth of rugby history, where he has been playing rugby consistently from the age of 10. He initially started playing at Lampeter Comprehensive School for Boys before playing for; West Wales District XV, Lampeter RFC, Llandovery Drovers, Aberaeron RFC, Llansawel RFC before heading over the border to play for Wellington RFC. Gavin also has an extensive coaching CV, coaching as; Lampeter RFC Under 19s head coach, Scarlets Under 19s district head coach, Llansawel RFC seniors head coach and Wellington RFC senior coach. Gavin initially played for Crewkerne’s Veterans side, where he was persuaded to apply for the vacant head coach role at Crewkerne. He was appointed men’s head coach for the 2019/20 season, which saw the first team gain promotion to Somerset Prem, while also appearing for the second team.

Crewkerne History:

Gavin has recently joined the club as the men’s head coach, in his first season at the club he coached the first team to promotion and prepared the second team for league entry in the following season. Since joining the club, Gavin has shown a keen interest into how the clubs run and has appeared at many ladies and junior sessions, which resulted in him applying for the facilities role within the club. As facilities manager he will ensure the club has the required levels of equipment to continue to grow in the way it has over the past two seasons.

news articles

  • Under the Posts vol.2

    Wed 16 Sep 2020 20:48

    Welcome back to Under the Posts, our monthly newsletter designed to provide information about upcoming club events, reports & articles about the past month and various statements & … view

  • Under the Posts vol.1 ~July20~

    Fri 07 Aug 2020 18:46

    Welcome to the first edition of Under the Posts, a monthly newsletter designed to provide information about upcoming club events, reports & articles about the past month and various … view

  • Meet the Committee #10 - Treasurer

    Mon 06 Jul 2020 17:18

    Rebecca Padfield - Treasurer Role Description: At Crewkerne RFC, the treasurer's role is to manage club finances, contribute to strategic business planning and review and recommend … view

  • Meet the Committee #9 - Communications Manager

    Fri 03 Jul 2020 11:38

    Jamie Gosling - Communications Manager Role Description: At Crewkerne RFC, the communications manager’s main responsibilities are to promote the club and its interests to members … view