Simon Mulholland: Coach of the Decade

As part of their ‘Greatest Schools XV of the Decade’ our good friends at Next Gen XV also named their coach of the decade. They unanimously chose our very own Director of Rugby, Mr Simon Mulholland.

Next Gen XV discuss Mr Mulholland and his ongoing legacy at Sedbergh School | Credit: NextGen XV YouTube

At the start of December, Mr Mulholland, a long with the rest of the SSFC staff and players, headed out to Thailand to take part in the World Schools Festival. Competing against worldwide schoolboy rugby powerhouses, such as; Grey College (South Africa), Hamilton Boys (New Zealand) and Millfield (UK). Following an opening day defeat to Millfield, Sedbergh bounced back with a win against Rugby Travel Academy (South Africa) to set up a game against St Michael’s College (Ireland) in the Shield Final. Producing their best rugby of the festival, with some incredible goal-kicking by Captain Ben, Sedbergh won 29-17, to the delight of the team, staff and travelling parents.

Highlights of Sedbergh v St Michael’s College | Credit: Rugby Pass YouTube

The entire Sedbergh School community is delighted that Mr Mulholland has received this accolade. To celebrate Mr Mulholland’s achievement, a very special video was put together featuring a lot of Old Sedberghians who wanted to congratulate ‘Knoxy’ on being named Coach of the Decade. The video also features touching messages from his son and Dad. Click below to watch the full video.

Old Sedberghians and Special Guests send their congratulations to Mr Mulholland

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