It’s Back 2021
In every team there is a chosen one to whom a greater responsibility falls… The very best are able to step forward amidst chaos and become the architects of calm.
“The guy I was about to meet was not just a kicking coach he is by far the best in the world.I thought I was a 7/10 kicker, suddenly the scale has gone up to a 100, I am stuck on 7 and he is in the high 90’s, he doesn’t tell me what to do he tells me how to do it and then shows me, the sound, the flight, the power, it was as though he was kicking a different ball. It was already clear this is a truly special guy, and if I am serious about wanting to succeed I need to learn from him everything I possibly can.”
– Jonny Wilkinson, one of the best rugby union players of all time, Jonny: My Autobiography
“Jonny Wilkinson had the best coach in the world for 6 years. Dave Alred is phenomenal. He is brilliant both as a technician and as a psychologist. His sessions are always varied and he’s a great communicator. Perhaps best of all, he’s a great listener.”
– Becoming a Lion – Jonny Sexton, 2013, Now rated one of the best in the northern Hemisphere.