Head Coach Nick Huggett to Stand Down After Hemel Hempstead

We are sorry to announce that Nick Huggett has decided to stand down as Head Coach of Chiswick RFC following this weekend, having been presented with an opportunity outside of rugby that is simply too good to turn down.

Nick became Head Coach in the summer of 2017, following 2 years as 1st XV Coach alongside Adrian Hoile, helping the side compete at its highest level ever in London 1 and win the Middlesex Cup back in 2016. He was building an ethos within the club that was setting the foundations for immediate promotion back to that level, and will be sorely missed by staff, players and supporters alike.

Nick said, “It is with deepest regret that I have to stand down from my position as head coach of Chiswick RFC after the game against Hemel Hempstead. I have been presented with an opportunity outside of rugby that is simply too good to turn down. As many of you know I am a relatively new father and my family and I felt that by taking on this new venture continuing as head coach was not a viable option.

Chiswick RFC deserve a person who is able to commit completely to the role to help them achieve all their goals and aspirations. I would personally like to thank firstly my old mentor Adrian Hoile for inviting me on board 2 and a half years ago and also Kelvin and Gavin for their faith and unending support for me whilst I have been here. I was incredibly proud to have been offered the position as head coach this season and it is with a heavy heart that I leave now.

Finally, I would like to thank the players, they have put up with my endless ramblings at training, my strops from the side lines and my terrible humour. More importantly though, they have listened and learnt and ultimately helped me rediscover a love for the game. They are a special bunch of boys who are more talented than they give themselves credit for.

I have made friends for life and will always feel like part of the Chiswick family. I’d like to wish Sinan, Shane and Andy all the best for the rest of the season, it’s been a pleasure to coach along side you. To Dan Sutherland and the boys, go out there and fulfil your potential, you can be special.

I’ll miss you all but hopefully I’ll be down to watch occasionally with the boy”.

‘Huggy’ will always be welcome back at the club and Chiswick RFC wish him all the best with this new opportunity.

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