Chester RUFC coach Paul Bright was invited by QBE, the official insurance partner of England Rugby, to meet England backs coach Andy Farrell at Twickenham Stadium.

Paul joined 15 other coaches from across the country to assist in coaching an exclusive skills and drills session and touch tournament on the hallowed turf.

Paul recently qualified as a Level Two rugby coach through the QBE Coaching Club, which is a joint initiative between the RFU and QBE Insurance.

Telecom sales manager Paul decided to take the qualification to remain current with the ever changing game of rugby, and hopes to provide his children, as well as his under-13s team at Chester, the foundation that will allow them to continue playing rugby at a competitive or social level.

The extra qualification he has gained through the QBE Coaching Club has focused Paul as well as given him the skills to allow him to do this.

Farrell praised Paul and the other QBE Coaching Club coaches for all their hard work in getting to where they are now.

He said: "It’s extremely important to get more coaches like Paul, trained up to Level Two so we can help grow the game.

"As we’ve seen from the group here today, their passion will inspire young players to start playing and maintain their interest in rugby."

Paul added: "I remember watching Andy Farrell playing rugby league as a kid and he was one of the world’s best then.

"To see his enthusiasm for the game and for coaching has been enlightening. Coming down to Twickenham to play and coach on the same pitch I’ve seen my rugby heroes perform has been fantastic – it made me feel like a little kid myself."

The QBE Coaching Club initiative will see 2,015 new coaches recruited and trained by September 2015. It has been established to ensure the game has enough quality coaches to welcome new players and encourage them to stay within the sport.

As the initiative nears its target, QBE has launched My Coach, a national competition that looks to reward four coaches who have inspired and supported the success of amateur and professional players alike.

Winners of the competition will receive a coaching session from a legendary rugby personality at their club as well as a place on the QBE Coaching Club

Farrell said: "QBE My Coach is a great competition and I’d definitely encourage clubs across the country to enter their inspirational coaches.

"This is a fantastic way to support and recognise the impact that coaches can have in sustaining and developing participation in rugby at a grass roots level."

Andy Farrell was representing England Rugby at an event hosted by QBE, the business insurance specialist and official insurance partner of England Rugby. To make a nomination and enter the QBE My Coach competition, head to