Meet the Head Coach

Tim Barlow,
Head Coach


Tim Barlow began his career in rugby over twenty-five years ago; representing England School boys and u21s before playing at Leicester Tigers, Bristol and then Harlequins. His specialism lay in 7s where he has coached and played at an international level.

Following the end of his professional playing career he studied at The University of Oxford where he was awarded an Oxford Blue, the highest honour granted to an individual sportsperson. In 2004 he joined the Royal Air Force where, after a successful stint representing the Armed Forces, he moved into coaching and became pivotal in the development of rugby 7s; he was awarded an MBE in recognition of his efforts. During his time as Executive Director of Spitfires Rugby 7s, he led many joint training camps and coaching development sessions with international teams such as England, Wales and Italy. This international outlook has continued and over several years he has focused on using the game of rugby to help underprivileged children in countries such as India and Madagascar.

Tim has also coached in the Super 7s Series with Apache, a team based in UK. A father of three children, he understands the importance of grassroots rugby. He has coached age group rugby for 6 years in the UK and is now Head Coach of Muscat Pirates.