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Giselle Mather Joins Wasps FC as Director of Rugby

Posted on 24 September 2016

Amateur Rugby club Wasps FC, based in West London, has appointed leading international rugby coach Giselle Mather. She will commence her role on 1 November 2016.

Giselle has held a number of coaching roles including Head Coach of Wasps FC Ladies between 2001 and 2004, Giselle took them to back-to-back Premiership titles. She has recently guided the London Irish AASE Squad [Advanced Apprenticeship and Sporting Excellence] to being Plate Winners and South League Winners. As Backs Coach of the England Women’s Senior team, Mather lead them to a Six Nations Championship and a World Cup Runners-Up medal, while coaching the England U20 Women to three seasons unbeaten and back-to-back Nations Cup Titles

Richard Green, Chairman of Wasps FC stated, “We are delighted to welcome Giselle back to the club. She is the highest qualified female coach in the ladies game and her wealth of experience will provide our teams with world-class coaching. It is a first step in our project to regain our place at the very top of ladies rugby, her appointment kicks off our program to up-skill every coach and player across the wider club.”


Giselle said, “To be back at Wasps Ladies at such a progressive time in women’s rugby is a hugely exciting prospect for me. To help the current squad develop both individually and collectively and put Wasps Ladies firmly on the map as a place to play expansive, exciting and enjoyable rugby is a real privilege and an opportunity I am very much looking forward to.”

Some highlights from Giselle’s CV

Playing Career

1989 – 1998 – England Women’s Rugby – World Champions 1994, Runners up 1991, 3rd 1998 European Champions 1996, 5 Nations Grand Slam Winners 1995, 1996, 34 England Caps
1998 – 1999 – Teddington Antlers
1992 – 1998 – Wasps Ladies
1990 – 1992 – Richmond Ladies
1988 – 1989 – Teddington Antlers

Coaching Experience

2008–15 – AASE Manager London Irish Rugby Club
2005–15 – London Irish Elite Player Development Groups
2006–07 – RFU Level 4 – Only female holder of this award
2006–09 – England U20s Head Coach – Unbeaten, U20s Nation Cup Champions back-to-back
2004–06 – England Senior Women’s Backs Coach – Grand Slam Winners 2006, Runners Up World Cup 2006
2008–12 – Teddington Antlers Men’s 1st XV – Head Coach – RFU National Junior Vase and Senior Vase Champions, 2010, 2011 at Twickenham, 3 consecutive promotions from Surrey 2 to London 2, unbeaten for 63 games. Middlesex Cup Winners
2001 – 04 – Wasps Ladies – Back-to-Back Premiership Titles 2003 and 2004

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