RUFC are delighted to announce our new Technical Director Ray Wood.
After an extensive search, Ray was selected due to his exceptional track record, knowledge of the game and global contacts which will provide further pathways for our players at Redlands
Below is a short bio of Ray's experience:
Over 25 years experience in coaching football
Clubs worked for in Europe - Liverpool FC, Leicester City FC and PSG (Paris St Germain) to mention a few
Holder of UEFA/FFA Pro & A Licences also holds prestigious English FA Youth Award Modules 1,2,3.
Key area of Expertise is player development from ages 5-18years, providing a framework of technical & physical structures allowing players to develop and rise through the football pyramid whether it be inside Australia or overseas.
Also runs a company called EPL Star and involves Ray providing opportunities for players from Australia & USA to gain trials and long term train on weeks with EPL clubs. He is partnered with one of the largest scouting networks in Europe opening up doors for players from U10s-U16s - He has major contacts at LFC, MUFC, MCFC, Celtic & Everton to mention a few.
Ray's main focus is to design and build a vision and philosophy for our coaches to follow which will enable RUFC to develop players to the highest standard and to put in place a framework of coaching materials for all coaches to follow so all players are constantly challenged to ensure development is constantly happening. He will mentor all the coaches at the club over the coming years which will in turn develop 100s of players every year.