Dave Wilkes
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 14:17

How do we retain his services? I am so impressed with what he has done and more importantly how he has done it with the youth set up. Surely hes going to want to progress.

Re: Dave Wilkes
Posted by: SK 88 (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 16:39

"Surely hes going to want to progress."

Not necessarily, or rather "what is progress?"

As a youth specialist running a club academy is pretty much the peak, potentially moving to do a similar role at a national level I suppose. When we were looking for coaches I was a bit surprised we never went for Wilkes and Jamie Taylor though.

Re: Dave Wilkes
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 16:57

Hopefully well be looking at what he wants in his career

Re: Dave Wilkes
Posted by: Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 21:25

Well has Dave Wilks actually done much coaching?
As said youth sports can be it's own niche for people.
Peter Walton is regarded as one of the best around in youth rugby but hasn't gone the step up.
Most managers are different to the head coaches in academy rugby, the coaches do use it as a stepping stone.

Usually the biggest worry is what happened to Jamie Taylor where another sport will tempt them, but usually if that happens it's harder to stop because it's usually about trying something different.

Re: Dave Wilkes
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 21:56

Fine, lets not worry about anyone wh o has been associated with success?

Re: Dave Wilkes
Posted by: Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 22:02

Well you can worry.
But what will worrying get you?

If you worry about success because it might mean people go what do you have to look forward too?

He seems happy, the club has been praising him a lot.
Greg Mannion seems to have filled in for Jamie Taylor pretty nicely.

Re: Dave Wilkes
Posted by: Tiggs (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 22:42

I like Greg, it is a shame that Covid has stopped all of the work they do with the kids, mine included.



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