Greg Joll announced as new Grasshoppers coach

5th July 2016

Greg Joll announced as new Grasshoppers coach
Kiwi Greg Joll named as the new Grasshoppers coach and says 'promotion is our priority'.

Osterley based Grasshoppers RFC have appointed New Zealander Greg Joll as their head coach.

Originally fro the Bay of Plenty, school teacher Joll, aged 40, played prop at Massey University in Palmerston North and Manawatu B before heading to the UK where he played for several seasons for hanging up his boots to take on the role of Development Coach at Grasshoppers a couple of seasons back.

"I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity" Joll said. "Our objective this season is to win promotion and I look forward to working with the players in creating the right culture for us to achieve our goals."

Director of Rugby at Grasshoppers, Matt Gilmore, is delighted that Joll has accepted the role of head coach at Grasshoppers. "Greg was the outstanding candidate in terms of his rugby credentials, his understanding of our club and the positive image he will bring as our head coach."

Joll heads up an exciting new coaching team that includes Clive See, who previously guided Twickenham RFC to back to back promotions, Limerick man and 2nd XV forwards coach Jerry Hedigan and Wasps Academy coach Juan Murray who will look after the 2nd XV backs.

Grasshoppers RFC is looking to recruit players of all standards to play in its three senior teams and Vets. This Saturday 9th July at 10.30am the club will be holding its first pre-season training session at its ground in MacFarlane Lane, Osterley, TW7 5PN, followed by a BBQ and all existing and new players are invited to come along. 

Pre-season training will continue every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7.30pm.

With it's close rail links (Syon Lane and Osterley Tube), Grasshoppers is in easy reach and if you're interested in joining a great club with fantastic facilities then please turn up to training or contact Director of Rugby, Matt Gilmore on 07554 660 028 or .

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