England Rugby Star Joins BMS Coaching Team 08 September 2021

Former England international rugby player Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Clark MBE has joined Bedford Modern School as a permanent member of coaching staff. This follows a hugely popular workshop she ran with our students last term.

Rocky, who currently plays as a forward for Saracens ladies rugby club, was part of the 2014 rugby World Cup winning England squad and with 137 caps she is the most capped player of both men and women in England international history. She was also appointed MBE in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to rugby.

Director of Sport at BMS, Simon Sinclair, said: “We are extremely fortunate to add someone with Rocky’s experience, knowledge and coaching pedigree to our department. She has already made an impact on both students and staff, and we are looking forward to her contribution with rugby and other sports throughout the year.”

This term, Rocky will be coaching at BMS alongside former Tonga international Soane Tongaʻuiha, as well as contributing to the School’s partnerships with Bedford Blues and Northampton Saints. She commented: “I’m delighted to be a part of the illustrious BMS set up. The School has fantastic students, staff and facilities and I’m looking forward to the challenge of developing players and the rugby culture.”