Andrew Jepson, a former RFU Youth Development Officer, and a long time resident of Italy, has been appointed as Rhino Rugby's Sales Agent in that country.
Prior to his work with the RFU from 1993 to 2000, Jepson had his first spell in Italy as club coach and development officer for RC San Bernedetto for eight years and since returning to the country has worked with both the Viadana and Fermo clubs in a variety of coaching and administration roles, in addition to running his own coaching and business training consultancy. He was additionally liaison officer to the Italian side in the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
"Andrew's knowledge of and contacts in the Italian game are considerable" comments Rhino Chief Executive , Reg Clark, " we are delighted to have him on board in this rapidly growing rugby nation".
"I believe the potential for the Rhino brand, in both its traditional scrummaging machine and contact and training equipment and its new on field kit and apparel lines, is considerable in Italy" says Jepson "and I look forward to being part of the growth of the company".