04 Oct 2018

Meet Jack Wiggins


Just under a year ago HKFC found out that the Head coach of Club would be leaving the country. Since then the section has been treading water until we found that right person to take the reins.

 

Well that man was found in Jack Wiggins. 

 

Joining us from English Premiership side Wasps, where he has been working within the clubs Academy for the past 3 years, Jack brings a wealth of professional experience to the club having worked alongside some of the best players & coaches in the modern game. This experience is strengthend having spent 5 years Coaching in New Zealand prior to his tenure at Wasps; Jack was the DOR at NZ schoolboy champions Hastings boys High school and Coached the Hawkes Bay Magpies Development squad. 

 

Jack has a vast knowledge of rugby across all positions and it is clear that he is having a positive impact on our talented group of players already.

 

So now that he is officially in we thought it might be a good time to get to know the man.  

 

 What are your first impressions of Hong Kong?

 

I have been to HK before so knew what I was coming into.  It is a different way of life out here but I am enjoying it so far & looking forward to the what the season will bring. 

 

And the club itself?

 

The club is great.  All the staff have been very welcoming & the facilities are first class which makes my job easier!

 

Is it just you coming over? 

 

No, my finance “Abbey” joined me this week. A Kiwi from Hawkes Bay Abbey is all to familiar with the rugby Lifestyle & is looking forward to watching her first game.

 

What will be your first holiday destination? 

 

We are getting married in Thailand in June so our first holiday will be a reki there to get things organized.

 

OK rugby time…

 

How would you describe your rugby philosophy?

 

It starts with a strong platform, physical dominance & work rate; from there its about speed, shape & clear decision making to build pressure. You should be able to play a number of different ways but I will always prepare my teams to out play the opposition.

 

What should we expect from a Jack Wiggins coached side?

 

Huge commitment, speed, skill & a never out of the fight attitude.

 

One week in what do you make of your squad?

 

The squad looks good.  We have strength in depth & a good balance of youth & experience, which is exciting.  The boys are eager & keen to learn so I am hopeful that we can move forward quickly..

 

Any players in particular that have caught your eye early?

 

A number of the lads have made an impression early on; most of this is off the field at this stage to be honest. Tom Isaacs, Jevon Groves & Glyn hughs have all made the transition from professional rugby in the UK to Hong Kong pretty easy. These guys are very professional in their approach & set a great example to the rest of the squad. On field new comers Campbell Wakely & Sam Pim have both started well and ERP representatives Nate De Thierry & Ben Axten Burrett look like players growing in confidence.

 

What are some of the big challenges you see ahead?

 

There are always challenges when walking into a new team; this is no different but we are in a good place at the moment & as long as the players continue to buy in we will find solutions.

 

What areas do you see as our strengths?

 

Are ability to play in open space. This comes natural to all of the players and is something we will continue to work on & improve.

 

What do you want your legacy to look like here at HKFC? 

 

If I can bring back the winning culture to the club that will be my legacy. It might not happen straight away but that is what we are striving for.

 

 


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