About Us

The London Irish Community team have been successfully engaging with the local communities of Berkshire, Hampshire and Middlesex for over twenty years, forging important relationships with schools and clubs throughout Sunbury-on-Thames’ neighbouring counties.

Our Community Schools Programme is a high-quality rugby provision that is tailored to each school’s requirements, ensuring it is flexible and appropriate for all schools. Whether the aim is to improve a current rugby programme or introduce rugby as a new sport, we help deliver each schools specific objectives.

Delivering rugby sessions to over 25 different schools across its remit, the team teach the basic skills of rugby, develop any existing skills and, above all else, focus on the enjoyment of the children.

London Irish host three youth rugby festivals throughout each season, with over 50 teams from the local areas, and inviting some from across the country to participate. Delivering 1,500 hours to over 5,500 participants each year, the community team work tirelessly to ensure that rugby education is available to all.

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Coach Profiles

Matt Heeks

Head of Community

Rugby career: Scotland U18,U19,U20, England Counties, London Scottish, Wasps, Richmond, Rosslyn Park, Blackheath and Barking.

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Johnny O’Hehir

Community Rugby Coach

Rugby Career: Leinster Academy, Lansdowne, Westcombe Park, London Irish Wild Geese, Bournemouth and Bracknell.


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Jacques Seneschall

Community Rugby Coach

Rugby Career: Dulwich College 1st XV, Old Alleynians 1st XV.


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James Leggett

Community Rugby Coach

Rugby Career: Warden Park Academy School, Haywards Heath. 


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