Surrey Rugby

Stacia Long

tyrone-lawlessAnastacia joined Old Rutlishians RFC in 2005 as their 1st XV Physio and the following year, whilst working at Graveney School, was asked to start a rugby team by pupil Kyle Sinckler, having never coached or even played rugby before. Since then she has gone on to lead coach an age group at Old Ruts from U11 - U18’s, coach the Senior 1st XV team and become Director of Rugby, a post she has held for 7yrs. During that time she also led her Graveney U15 team to the NatWest School Vase Finals at Twickenham, became Academy Education Advisor at Harlequins and also one of their U16 DPP coaches and Inner London Centre Manager. She has coached and managed various Surrey County Age Group teams and regularly team manages for Samurai 7’s.

In 2017 she began working at Trinity School, Croydon coaching various age groups and setting up girls rugby in the 6th form. Anastacia worked for the RFU for many years as a Coach Educator and is currently completing her England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award.

Having experienced rugby in both the state and independent sector, and also working closely with Surrey Schools Rugby hosting festivals and tournaments, Anastacia is very excited to be taking on her new role within Surrey Schools Rugby and helping deliver a broad and meaningful programme of rugby to all the schools in Surrey.