Amy Turner, the former Harlequins and England Scrum-half, who in May this year called time on a prestigious playing career to join the London Club’s coaching staff, is leaving to become the Professional Pathway Officer (Women) with England Rugby.
During her time as a Harlequins Ladies coach, Turner impressed with her technical expertise and her charisma, both on and off the field, leading her to being awarded a role with the national team’s pathway after less than six months – a testament to both her dedication to women’s rugby and the outstanding professional coaching culture already at the Club.
Harlequins Academy and Global Development Director Tony Diprose said: “It is always disappointing to see someone of Amy’s character and quality leave our group but for Amy to make the move to a full coaching role is a very exciting opportunity for her to undertake.
“It underlines Harlequins’ commitment to identify future elite female coaches and is also a ringing endorsement of the coaching environment she has seen and been part of, led by Karen Findlay and Gary Street.”
In her new role at the RFU, Turner will be responsible for delivering the talent development coaching and agreeing playing programs for identified players within the U18 Talent Development Group (TDG) to improve the quality of the player and the quality of competition available to them.
Amy will continue to work with Quins for the next couple of months in a transition period, which will end following Quins’ Tyrrells Premier 15s game v Worcester on Saturday 22nd December.
Courtesy of Harlequins