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Rugby Coaching Staff

Chris Rose - Director of Rugby

Chris joined Hill House School in 2019 from Audenshaw School in Manchester where he spent twelve years as Director of Rugby. Prior to this he taught at Crossley Heath School in Halifax and at The North Halifax Grammar School. He has also worked extensively in professional and international rugby league with Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Salford Red Devils and in the Championship with Halifax RLFC. Chris coached England Rugby League at Youth level for four years and guided Chester RUFC to the SSE National League Division Three title in 2013. He has also worked as a Guest Coach in the United States with Siena College and the Morris Lions and as a commentator and summariser for BBC Radio Leeds. 

Jay Robinson

Jay joined Hill House School in 2016 and is currently the Head Coach of Selby RFC. His playing career has included representing Doncaster Phoenix and Yorkshire on over 20 occasions.  Prior to this he played Academy Rugby for Leeds Carnegie and also for Leeds Beckett University.  Jay was the Tour Leader of the Hill House Tour of Canada in the summer of 2019.

Sam Owen

Sam joined Hill House in 2021. A graduate of Leeds Trinity University, Sam's playing career has explored both codes of rugby. He has represented Shropshire County, North Midlands and was involved in the Worcester Warriors Academy. Following this, Sam went on to represent Leeds Trinity University in Rugby League, securing a position in the 2017 Wales Student Rugby League Squad and making his debut in the World Cup held in Australia.