Turn on your potential

Our Purpose:
To support people of all ages in developing their potential through sport.

We offer sports coaching and development services to clubs, schools and individuals.

We offer services within player development, coach development, club development planning, recruitment and retention of volunteers and a wealth of other things that will help to develop people in your environment.

We champion an individual-centred focus to developing people. Through the use of enjoyable game focussed activities and practices, frequent feedback and target setting, We endeavour to promote learning in order to maximise growth and development.

About us

Matt Sheppard - Director

I have 23 spent years working with people of all ages through education and sport. I am a former RFU Development Officer, Coach Educator and RFU Trainer.  After spending 2 years as the Assistant Director of Rugby at Hartpury College, I moved back into education and spent 12 years, initially as a teacher of Physical Education, reaching the position of Assistant Headteacher. Since 2013 I have been working with the Bristol Bears Academy as a Centre Manager and Development Coach within the Aspire and Excel Programmes.

I am passionate about the power of sport, particularly rugby, in developing the potential in people both on and off the field of play.  This is what forms our purpose at Switch Rugby.

Interested in our activities?

Want to find out more about what we can offer?
Contact me today with any queries or questions you may have.


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Ross, Rugby Fit participant

I haven't played rugby since school but it didn't matter.  It's a a great group of people with a wide range of abilities and there is as much focus on fitness and having fun, as there is on improving your rugby skills.

Paul, Rugby Cub Parent

“I took my son to Switch Rugby Cubs as soon as he turned two. He was initially apprehensive but thanks to Matt spending some time with him he absolutely loves it now and is constantly asking to go back! Would highly recommend it to anyone!”

Cath, Rugby Fit participant

I've not played a team sport since school and have tried most exercise classes but nothing has been as much fun as Rugby Fit.  Having started as a complete novice I've become a much more competent player and it's become my favourite hour of the week!