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    At the School of Kicking we want to celebrate kicking success and share with everyone as a source of inspiration and motivation. So we’re really proud to introduce you to our graduates.

    These people have worked with the School of Kicking to become the best in the game and continue to do so.

    If you would like to join The School of Kicking Alumni send us a video of your kicking achievements on your preferred social media platform and we’ll immortalise you as a graduate in the School of Kicking hall of fame!

    The following players are a selection of those who have benefited from the coaching philosophy which we offer at School of Kicking. School of Kicking is the only place where you find coaches delivering these principles fully up to date and delivered under the guidance of Dr Dave Alred.

    Jonny Wilkinson – MBE OBE CBE, Newcastle Falcons, Toulon, England & British Lions.

    Neil Jenkins – MBE, Cardiff, Wales & British Lions.

    Rob Andrew – MBE, Wasps, Newcastle, England.

    Morne Steyn – Blue Bulls, Stade Francis, South Africa.

    Matt Burke – Australia.

    Jonathon Sexton – Leinster, Ireland, British Lions.

    George Ford – Leicester, England.

    Tagi Luima – Bristol and England Ladies.

    Graduation evidence requirements

    Every school has standards and ours is no different. To graduate from a specific kicking technique, we want you to send us a video that you are happy with. One that you can be proud of. We don’t demand perfection because that is subject to individual preference and bias. We want you to show us the result of your hard work and the journey you have been on, because we are all different and success is whatever you determine it to be.

    Please record the video in landscape mode as it makes for a much more enjoyable viewing experience for your adorning fans (i.e. us and everyone who takes inspiration from you)!

    Also please send us a little message about how it feels to work your way towards being the best in the game.

    School of Kicking Alumni

    View all of our graduates' reviews

    Jonny Wilkinson, Newcastle Falcons, Toulon, England & British Lions.
    "Dave didn't tell me what to do he told me how to do it and then showed 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, Newcastle Falcons, Toulon, England & British Lions.

    Ted Landray, Bucs Winner, England Students
    "Having worked with Stu and Yappy for the last two years, I have seen dramatic improvements in both my kicking performance and my overall appreciation for the advantages that a strong kicking game can have on a team’s performance. Their knowledge, communication and emphasis on preparation, has allowed me to develop a secure process that I have been able to rely on, and repeat, when standing over high pressure kicks."

    Ted Landray, Bucs Winner, England Students

    Will Chudley, Bath Rugby
    “I couldn’t recommend Stu highly enough, I found he had excellent technical knowledge and I improved my kicking immensely under his guidance. His sessions are fun, challenging and engaging. My only regret is that I didn’t get to work with Stu from a younger age!”

    Will Chudley, Bath Rugby

    Dan Mugford, Plymouth Albion
    “Straight away Tony picked up what my problems were and showed me exactly what I needed to do to eradicate them.”

    Dan Mugford, Plymouth Albion

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    “Kicking within the Army Representative sides was one area which was identified as needing some specialist attention. This attention was brought in by Tony Yapp and Stuart Alred who worked with a selection of coaches within the Army and two of our Academy players. Any coach can get a player to kick a football, however the key factors involved with helping a player to consistently strike the ball accurately is another skill set. Stuart and Tony work well as a team and it’s an easy recommendation to make if you are looking to improve your kicking skill-set as either a coach or as a player.”

    Michael James Bamsey – Development Officer, Army Rugby