Dana Rugby football Club has the privilege of an accomplished coaching staff with success on four continents. Our approach is to teach new players how to play the game properly, safely, and in the spirit of team rugby.
Mike “E” as he is referred to around the pitch is another huge pick up for the Dana program. Mike specializes in coaching our forwards.
Gloucester Old Boys RFC (England), Gloucester RFC – Colts (England), Oxford Polytechnic (England), Surrey University (England), Adelaide University (Australia), NOVA RFC (USA), Back Bay Old Boys (USA)
Dana Rugby Football Club (2013 to Present)
San Clemente Youth Rugby Club (2005 to Present)
Gloucester Old Boys RFC U15 winning the Gloucestershire Championship (1980-82)
RFU Level 200
Level 1 Qualified Referee
Elite Coaching Clinic
Coach Ibbo comes back to Dana RFC after coaching USC Women's rugby for a season.He has also coached for San Clemente Gators club team where he has coached for the last eight season.
His track record for developing talent is well regarded in the youth rugby community. His teams have been playoff contenders each season and his summer sevens teams have been champions the last two seasons. Several of coach Ibbo’s players have gone on to play for the Southern California Griffins select side and collegiately at UCLA. Ian is originally from England and played for Kingsbridge and Salcombe at a club level through youth up until U16, Devon (county) at U16 level, Plymouth Albion at U19 level, Queen Mary and Westfield College London and Leeds University.
Qualifications: Currently, a level 200 coach and certified referee.
London St Georges RFC (Canada)
South Western Ontario RFU Rep (Canada)
Niagara RFU Rep (Canada)
University of Western Ontario Varsity First XV (Canada)
Lymm RFC First XV (England)
Edmonton Clansmen RFC (Canada)
Edmonton Gold RFC (Rugby Canada Super League)