Adam Bowman | Head Coach
Adam Bowman was appointed as Head Coach of Sevenoaks RFC Seniors at the beginning of the 2016/17 season. That season saw the 1st XV finish a credible 7th place in the league, having been promoted to the league from the previous season. Since his appointment, Bowman has always maintained his desire to create a ‘One Squad’ ethos, a philosophy that has been validated with the 2nd XV finishing 2nd in their league in the past two seasons.
A former player in Oaks Junior section, Bowman has represented Sevenoaks Seniors, St Mary’s University and Ealing Trailfinders at prop. His success as a coach became evident from a young age when he took over Oaks Academy, leading his sides to three Under 17 National Finals, giving him a reputation as one of the most respected youth coaches in the country.
His progression to the Senior coaching set-up took place during the 2015/16 season, when Bowman assisted Danny Vaughan, as the duo led Oaks to promotion from London South 2 in a play-off fixture against London Cornish.
With Senior Squad numbers now well in excess of 70 and regular training numbers of 40, the respect that Bowman commands amongst players and supporters is there for all to see.
Jack Barker | BacksCoach
Jack Barker joined Sevenoaks RFC ahead of the 2017/18 as an accomplished fly-half. His season was cruelly cut short after he suffered a serious knee injury, only 60 minutes into his second match for the Club at home to Maidstone RFC.
Growing up in Tunbridge Wells, he played for the Skinners School before making his senior rugby debut with Crowborough RFC. He studied Geography at Durham University, where he also represented the 1st XV in both the 15s and 7s format of the game.
Although a big loss on the field last season, Barker contributed significantly in the coaching department as he joined Adam Bowman and his management team on the training paddock, passing on his expertise to a young back line, with players such as James Fotheringham and Charlie Corrigan benefiting hugely from his experience.
After working hard to regain fitness over the closed season, Oaks will hope that Barker can once again get back to contributing on the match day field as well as the training paddock this season.
Harry Holder | Head Physio
Harry Holder joined Sevenoaks RFC three years ago, when he worked alongside Jess Rugg during Adam Bowman’s first season in charge. A chartered physiotherapist, Holder graduated from Coventry University in 2015, and currently works at the Horder Centre, having previously been at the Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone NHS Trust.
His professional and thorough manner has meant Holder has become a popular member of the Oaks medical department with both players and coaching staff. This season will also see him gain exposure at National 2 Rugby, as Holder splits his time between Oaks and Tonbridge Juddians RFC.