Rugby Coach Wayne Appointed Coach at Bridgwater & Albion RFC

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Many congratulations to King’s College rugby coach, Wayne Sprangle, who was recently appointed player coach at Bridgwater and Albion RFC.

Wayne started his senior playing career at Bath Rugby, where he gained his first professional contract at the age of 19.

Following two years with Bath, he made the decision to play for Launceston Rugby Club, also known as the ‘Cornish All Blacks’, who at the time were seeking promotion into the National League 2 South. Here, he spent five seasons and gained his promotion to the level four league.

During his career with the Cornish team, Wayne eventually made the National League 1, making over 100 first team appearances before moving to Plymouth Albion in 2007, where he also enjoyed five successful seasons.

In 2012, the King’s rugby coach moved to Tiverton RFC, where he became player coach. This is where he will remain until the end of the 2017-18 season, before joining Bridgwater and Albion ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

Director of Sport, Phil Lewis said: "Wayne started at King’s College as a rugby coach last year and was taken on as a forwards specialist. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the game has already made a difference to our rugby set-up. Along with Director of Rugby, Ed Lewsey, our coaching team continue to push our senior rugby players to new levels of performance.”

He added: “Wayne is an excellent coach and it is with no surprise that he has gained this position at Bridgwater and Albion. We congratulate him on his appointment and wish him the best of luck in his new role.”

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Wayne (right) is pictured being welcomed to Bridgwater and Albion RFC by Geoff Sluman, the club’s Director of Rugby.

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