Exmouth RFC appoint Steve Perry as new head coach

PUBLISHED: 10:32 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:32 23 May 2018

Steve Perry, the new head coach at Exmouth RFC together with the new joint directors of rugby at the club, Nick Smith (left) and John Justice (right).

Steve Perry, the new head coach at Exmouth RFC together with the new joint directors of rugby at the club, Nick Smith (left) and John Justice (right).


Exmouth Rugby Club have named former Launceston player-coach and Barnstaple head coach Steve Perry as their new head coach.

The former Launceston player-coach and Barnstaple head coach will bring a fresh set of skills and ideas to the Imperial Recreation Ground.

Exmouth chairman Ian Harris says: “We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Imperial Ground. With our current playing staff, a mix of experience and young talent coming through the ranks, Steve is the perfect fit for a club that is keen to develop and progress, he also comes with great recommendation.”

Of his appointment, Steve Perry says: “‘I’m looking forward to the new challenge of developing relationships and player ability.

“It will also be great to have my family close by supporting me and making this our club. I thank Ian, JJ and Nick for this opportunity and hope I can repay their trust.’

John ‘JJ’ Justice, one of the two new Exmouth RFC director of rugby, and who is now responsible for player pathway, having previously been the club’s colts coach, says: “A very warm welcome to the club Pez [Steve Perry]. Personally, I am very excited about the coming season, its challenges, to be involved with Nick at the spearhead of the new rugby structure and to further build on the foundation laid by others over recent years. Having spent the last 12 years within the junior and colts set up I am very excited about completing the pathway cycle, integrating them with some very exciting existing home grown talent and ensuring this continues throughout the club.

“I believe we have a fine pool of players across the board and it will be our job to make sure all these guys develop as players and personalities as well as a team by carrying on the one club ethos and ensuring they enjoy their rugby at the Imperial Ground. Exciting times indeed!”

Nick Smith, who is the other new director or rugby and will oversee operations at the club, having moved across from the 1st XV manager’s role, says: “Steve has really impressed us with his strong focus on player skills and JJ and myself believe this is an area he can really drive forward at Exmouth. We have a very talented squad of players and fantastic support staff at Exmouth. There is already a buzz around the club about next season and what this group of players can achieve.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 08:18

Exmouth and Bournemouth have met in five of the past seven seasons with the 10 matches seeing four wins for Exmouth and six for Bournemouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:10

The highlight this week for the Budleigh bowlers was a mixed friendly win against Honiton at Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

Read more
Thu, 13:51

Exmouth Town were held to a 0-0 midweek draw under the Southern Road floodlights by visiting Elburton Villa, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Wed, 20:25

East Budleigh returned with three points and plenty of bruises following their encounter with a physical Axmouth United team they defeated 4-1 last Saturday, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Wed, 20:25

Exmouth are all set to entertain South West Premier Division table-topping Bournemouth on Saturday (November 17).

Read more
Wed, 20:25

After a week without action the previous Sunday owing to scheduled opponents Taunton cancelling, Honiton Hawks Under-10s were back in action last weekend with matches against Exeter Athletic.

Read more
Wed, 20:23

East Budleigh Reserves lost four goals in the last half hour of their Macron League Division Seven fixture against visiting Bickleigh, cruelly falling to a narrow 4-3 defeat, but could easily have been six up before conceding, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Wed, 20:23

A Sunday roast and raffle has raised £60 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal as the Budleigh Bowlers and their families and friends turned out in numbers at the clubs Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

Read more
Wed, 13:24

With the on-track action of the season complete the attention of the drivers turns to the new season of 2018 considering new developments or possibly even a new car, but prior to considerations over 130 drivers and enthusiasts gathered at Wiscombe House to celebrate the success of the leading competitors in the 2018 Wiscombe Park Hillclimb Championship supported by Tillcoultry Quarries as well as the 60th Anniversary of speed hillclimbing at Wiscombe Park, writes Geoffery Pickett.

Read more
Wed, 11:11

Honiton born Kerri-Ann Upham has just been crowned European cross triathlon champion in her age group, writes Steve Birley.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications