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Trent Women's Rugby Head Coach, Nancy Marcotte, Named to Ontario Coaching Staff

Nancy MarcotteTrent University women's rugby Head Coach, Nancy Marcotte, has been named to the Ontario Rugby Union (ORU) senior women's staff as the Forwards Assistant Coach. Nancy will work closely with Head Coach John Coumbe-Lilley in an attempt to guide Ontario to the national championship this coming August.

"Nancy was recommended to the program because of her approach to training and player management by U23 Head Coach Paul Robinson. She is a no nonsense personality that wants to get things done and she is a player advocate. She has deep experience working with the pack and her approach and focus will be a valuable asset to the program. After our first conversation, I knew we could work together and I am very happy she accepted my offer to join the program as an assistant coach focusing on forward play," said Coumbe-Lilley.

This coming fall Nancy will be entering her fourth year as Head Coach of the Trent Excalibur women's rugby program and she believes that a position with the Ontario senior women's team will only strengthen the Trent program.

"I am very excited to be working with John and the Ontario program," Marcotte said. "It's a great pleasure and challenge to be working with the best players in the province. Obviously everything I learn at this level will come back to Trent and ultimately I hope we will be developing players capable of playing at this level."

During the previous three years at Trent, Nancy has developed into one of the top young coaches on the University circuit, in doing so she has earned the respect of her coaching peers. "I am pleased to have Nancy Marcotte on board with the ORU Senior women's team. Nancy brings club and collegiate experience to the program, she is NCCP Level 2 certified and has deep experience coaching the tight five. She will be a welcome addition to the coaching staff. It is vital that as an organization, we at Rugby Ontario continue to recruit and develop more female coaches," added Natascha Wesch, ORU Director of Woman's Rugby and Head coach of the University of Western Ontario women's rugby team.

Trent Women's Rugby Assistant Coach Craig Harris is also coaching at the provincial level as an assistant coach for the Ontario Under – 23 team.

Important dates and times for the Ontario Sr. Women's team:

Sunday May 7: Open Trial #1, Oakville, Oakville Crusaders Club 9 am – 4pm

Sunday May 14: Training Session, London, Western Ontario University, 9am – 4pm

Saturday June 3: Open Trial #2, location Oakville, Oakville Crusaders Club, 9am – 4pm

Sunday June 11: Training Session, Ajax, Ajax Wanderers Club, 9am – 4pm

Sunday June 18: Training Session, Peterborough, Beavermead Park, 9am – 4pm

July 8 & 9: Ottawa Indians Tournament, Twin Elm Park, Algonquin Residence

Sunday July 23: Training Session, Kingston, Queen's University, 9am – 12:00pm Game vs. Canadian Senior Women, ~2pm

August 4, 5 & 6: Pre-nationals Training Camp, London, Western Ontario University

Nationals: August 16-20 in Winnipeg

Posted May 11, 2006





























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