Simon Amor is a former English rugby union footballer who played for Gloucester, London Wasps and London Scottish and is a former captain of the England Sevens team. He is the current Head Coach of the England Sevens.
Simon has a BSc in Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Science, MA in Social and Political Science and Management and also a MBA in Sports Management. His future aspirations include creating a legacy that provides a clear rugby sevens pathway and also developing the World Series team to win a gold medal for GB at the Olympics.
Amor began his career in coaching in 2008 when he signed for London Scottish as a player/coach. Following his work as a Performance Advisor with UK Sport for two years during 2008-2010, Simon took over the role of Head Coach/Director of Rugby for London Scottish in 2010, Simon’s main achievement during this position is that he earned promotion to the Championship winning 27 out of 30 games during his time, transferring the club from a semi-professional body to a full time professional team. Since 2013 Simon has been the Head Coach of the England Sevens.
In Simon’s first season as Head Coach for the England Sevens he improved the teams performances by 42 World Series points, consequently improving the teams World Series ranking from sixth to fourth. He then improved this further during his second season by achieving a fourth place finish in the World Series and qualified Team GB for the Rio Olympics.
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