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Simon Broughton

Simon Broughton

Academy Manager

Simon was appointed to the role of Academy Manager for the province in September 2021.

Prior to his appointment, Simon had led the rugby programme at Leinster’s Ken Wall Centre of Excellence in Energia Park since it opened in 2019.

He had also been an Elite Player Development Officer at Leinster since 2016 and outside of that had coached Leinster representative sides for over 15 years.

Simon, who originally hails from New Zealand, played for Ballymena and DLSP in the AIL and represented Leinster at senior level.

He was an assistant coach to Andy Wood when Clontarf won AIL titles in 2014 and 2016 and has coached Leinster representative sides at A, U20, U19, and Ireland at U18 Schools and U18 Sevens. He has also coached the Ireland Women’s Senior XVs.