Bert Holcroft World Accredited Level 3 Coach

Accreditations and History
I List below just some of My Accreditations within Sport, I have also spent Many Years travelling the World Lecturing and Holding Coaching and Fitness Seminars for Clubs, Associations and Sporting Bodies, Helping and Assisting the Sporting World to Truly Understand the benefits of Applied Sports Science and Hosting many Elite Fitness Seminars attended by Up and Coming Athletes from all areas of the "Sporting World".

That Rugby Saga Of Family Holcroft

The Holcroft saga, a rugby story the like of which may never have been equaled in the history of the game.

It begins over a century ago, when Mr George Holcroft, was given charge of Leigh St. Peters R.L.F.C. in 1889. He married and when his family grew up, Jack, Harry, William and Tom all played for local teams. They married and George’s grandsons Bert and Bill also played.

Bert Holcroft has been a distinguished servant for the game of Rugby all his life. He holds coaching certificates from BOTH the Australian and British governing bodies – one of only a handful of men to achieve such an honour in the game’s history.

For 20-odd years Bert Holcroft has had one of the unlikeliest jobs in sport – teaching Australian Rugby Coaches how to coach! Considering the Australian dominance of World Rugby in recent years, that might seem a par with taking coals to Newcastle.

But make no mistake, Bert Holcroft has done as much as anyone to ensure Australia’s re-emergence as a major Rugby power.

On the face of it, Australia wouldn’t seem to need any outside help, let alone from a Pom. Their record of only one Test defeat since 1978 speaks for itself. But Bert’s reputation is nation-wide “down under” – quite simply he’s one of the best in the business.

Bert, who played for Leigh between 1950-60, has spent much of his latter years Down Under lecturing to top-grade coaches in New South Wales.

Born and bred in Cameron Street, Leigh, Bert has few peers when it comes to teaching the basics of the 13 a side game. Since emigrating in the late 60’s, Bert has dedicated his life to coaching and fitness techniques. Teams in Queensland, New South Wales and Sydney have all come under his influence – often with spectacular results. Bert’s credentials are impeccable.

Last summer, he achieved the highest accolade in Australia – his Grade Three certificate – personally signed by the then Australian league chairman Kevin Humphreys and the Director of Coaching, Peter Corcoran. Three years earlier, Bert had sailed through his Grade One and Two with flying colours. In 1953, he was awarded his senior coaching certificate in England.

Bert, who held a number of posts at Hilton Park before emigrating to Australia, has spent a lot of his time heavily involved with Rugby in the universities there. He became director of coaching for the University of New South Wales and later coach of the Combined Universities side.

Coaching Accreditation awarded by the Australian Institute of Sport, Department of Sport and Recreation NSW and the NSW Rugby League for administration, as well as being awarded National Coaching Certificates in both Britain and Australia – one of only a handful of people to do so.

Eventually the offer of a job in Sydney came – to coach Premiership glamorous club, Eastern Suburbs.

Eastern Suburbs (the Roosters)
Congratulations to my old club Eastern Suburbs on winning the Club World Championship against the U.K Champions, St Helens R.L.F.C. U.K. on the 14/2/03

" Well done you Roosters "



Foreword to Futuristic Fifteen Man Rugby Manual

As seen in the Comments Page of this website, Clive Woodward OBE praises our efforts for introducing scientific methods of coaching technical proficiences

  Clive Woodward OBE

Australian Coaching Level 3  

Australian Coaching Level 3 Badge

Attained during the 1980's when Rugby League in Australia was World Wide Acclaimed

UK Rugby League Coaching Badge

The badge represents the Professional Coaching Accreditation of the Great Britain Rugby League Academy

  Rugby League Coaching

Australian National Coach  

Australian National Coaching Emblem

This Emblem represents Coaching Seminars Implimented across Australia

Australian Rugby League
Level 3 Certificate

Certificates represent Senior Coaching Seminars Curriculum and Syllabus of Level 3 Accreditation Coaching



Australian Rugby League
Level 2 Certificate

Certificates represent Senior Coaching Seminars Curriculum and Syllabus of Level 2 Accreditation Coaching

Australian Rugby League
Level 1 Certificate

Certificates represent Senior Coaching Seminars Curriculum and Syllabus of Level 1 Accreditation Coaching



New South Wales Referee
Rugby Football League

The official Senior Referees Coaching Certificate Accreditation

New South Wales
Sports Administration Level 3

Administration Accreditation Level 3


Australian National Coaching  

Australian National Coaching
Level 3 Coaching Certificate

Australian National Institute of Coaching Curricullum Accreditation

Leigh Rugby League Football Club
Letter of Commendation

Official positions held as a Professional Player and Coach of Leigh Rugby League Football Club, Official Accreditation Certificates.



Sydney Rugby League Football Club
Letter of Commendation

Appointed Senior Coach to Eastern Suburbs Rugby League Professional Team, also appointed Video Analyst of Technical Proficiences for George Piggins of South Sydney RLF

Recommendation from Jim Smith
Ex Burnley, Fulham and Leyton Orient
Professional Soccer Player

I have assisted Bert Holcroft in the Formulation of all the Soccer Skills and Fitness Illustrations in the Soccer Manual



Letter from David Floyd, President
of Shannon Rugby Football Club

Bert Holcroft was appointed Director of Rugby for the Shannon RFC, his brief will encompass imparting his vast knowledge of World Rugby, Skills, Techniques and Fitness and especially the New Method of Training

Professional coaching & fitness manuals written and fully illustrated by
World Accredited lll Coach "Bert Holcroft"

  • Futuristic Rugby Football Union
  • Futuristic Rugby League
  • Fitness coaching and training for all Sports and Genders
  • Futuristic Soccer Coaching Knowledge
  • Learn at Home Rugby Union
  • Learn at Home Rugby League
  • 101 Sports Coaching Tips

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