European Cup hero Callard returns as Kicking Coach

23 August 2022

Bath Rugby is delighted to welcome back Jon Callard as Kicking Coach ahead of the 2022/23 season.

A Blue, Black and White legend, the five-time England full-back spent a decade at The Rec between 1989 and 1999, playing over 200 senior matches 

He also collected over 2,000 points during his time at the club and it was his tally of 19 which helped Bath become the first ever British team to win the European Cup in 1998.

Callard was appointed Bath’s Assistant Coach to Andy Robinson in the summer of the same year before coming Head Coach two years later.

The 56-year-old was first-team coach at Leeds Tykes from 2002 until 2005, winning the Powergen Cup, and returned to Headingley as Head Coach in 2021.

He has also coached England Under-20s as well as a Kicking Coach role with the senior England side which reached the 2007 Rugby World Cup final.

“Jon has over 20 years of coaching experience as well as a deep connection with Bath Rugby,” Head of Rugby Johann van Graan said.

“We are excited for Jon to be working with our kickers to develop their skills in such a key part of the modern game.”


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