About the pod

As the world of elite, professional rugby continues its journey to find stability and sustainability the amateur game continues with players of all ages, sexes, sizes and abilities competing every week.

There is no doubt that the landscape of rugby has changed considerably since the advent of professionalism and it will continue to change. As this evolution takes place the amateur game will be affected by the professional game both positively and negatively.

Each week your host – Tim Tunnicliff – will interview a guest with a unique insight into our wonderful sport and will try to uncover the things that are working, the things that are causing issues and most importantly how we can continue to grow our game at every level.

Join Tim on his weekly quest as he explores the world of amateur rugby – the people, clubs and stories that make it the lifeblood of the game we love.

YOUR HOST

Your host is former player and coach Tim Tunnicliff.

Tim first played rugby for Pates Grammar School in Cheltenham and went on to achieve county and regional honours as a barn-storming back-rower.

His love for the game continued at Cheltenham Colts before a move to London (and the front-row) saw him play 10 season for Old Colfeians RFC – winning promotion to the National Leagues.

His burning ambition saw a whirlwind 6 seasons spread between Blackheath, Esher and Ealing which included winning National 1 twice and many appearances in The Championship to conclude his playing career.

A short career in coaching ensued where he was DoR at Old Colfeians for 3 seasons achieving his Level 3 coaching badge.

Now travelling the world, Tim wants to contribute to the game he loves by combining his passion for rugby, podcasts and online media.

Tim Tunnicliff - The Amateur Rugby Podcast