Lilley joined the Club ahead of the 2019/20 campaign to lead the strategic direction and operational management of its regional player pathway. Lilley’s appointment forms a critical strand of the Club’s strategy to realise its stated ambition of delivering a 50% homegrown squad by 2023.
Lilley is be tasked with continuing to develop the regional pathway in order to optimise the identification and development of both players and coaches from within Bath Rugby’s designated Academy area.
The knowledge, skills and experience Lilley has developed whilst working in the independent school sector as both a teacher and Head of Rugby are recognised as strong attributes by the Club as it continues to invest in its Academy system - which already has elements of its programme recognised as world-leading - to become the very best.
4 June 2021
Bath Rugby Under-18s finished off their block of four fixtures with a 26-24 victory over London Irish at Chippenham RFC. Read more
27 May 2021
Academy Manager Craig Lilley believes Bath Rugby Under-18s can take some good lessons from their last two outings on the road. Read more
21 May 2021
Academy Manager Craig Lilley believes Bath Rugby Under-18s’ near seven-hour round trip to Truro on Saturday will help form bonds within the group. Read more