We are delighted to welcome the former Director of Rugby at Northampton Saints, captain of both Scotland and Northampton Saints, winner of the last Five Nations and European Cup Winner with Northampton Saints, Anthony 'Budge' Pountney, to the School's coaching team as Rugby Development Officer. There is a long-standing Regent House / Ards Rugby Club connection and this will be strengthened since Budge will also occupy the same position at Ards, thus ensuring that our pupils will benefit from the same professional 'real life' coaching standards as the Ards teams. 

Further to this announcement I am also delighted to advise that Mr John Andress will be joining our Rugby coaching staff in September. Mr Andress joins us after a long professional playing career with Ulster, Edinburgh, Harlequinns, Worcester, Exeter and more recently Munster. He will join us at the beginning of his coaching career and is a very exciting addition to our staff.