about us

All Stars Rugby Ltd was founded back in 2012 by professional rugby players Rhys Clarke and Joe Brown. Both have years of experience playing at a professional level but have also strong links into community and grassroots sport. We are a coaching company that specialises in rugby development and rugby training for the education sector offering services to a wide range of primary, secondary and SEN schools as well as working with colleges and pupil referral units. We have put together a highly experienced team that has a passion for educating the next generation of sportsmen and women.


When we started in 2012 we had 3 schools signed up to our first package, fast forward to 2020 and we have over 150 partner schools all across the region from Morpeth to Teesside and everything in between. We believe in building strong relationships with our schools and we believe our flexible easy to use approach suits every school's needs.

Our flexible and easy to use service is designed to meet every school's needs, for example, we have some schools that book in up to 10 sessions per week and we have some schools that only have 1 after school club a week. We believe this approach suits all schools as there is no minimum requirements and you can book in as much or as little as you like at prices we don’t think can be beaten. ​​


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  • All coaches DBS checked

  • L2 qualified as a minimum

  • First aid trained

  • Safeguarding trained

  • Full insured

  • Session plans

  • Schemes of work

Meet the team

Rhys Clarke

Rhys Clarke is a semi-professional rugby player for Newcastle Thunder and has years of playing and coaching experience under his belt. An England colleges representative in the European championships in Prague, before making his professional debut for Gateshead Thunder back in 2009. Since then Rhys has gone on to play over 250 career games for 3 different clubs Gateshead Thunder, York City Knights, Whitehaven RLFC and full circle back to Newcastle Thunder who was formerly known as Gateshead Thunder. During Rhys career, he has been co-captain, captain and vice-captain of Newcastle thunder.


During his playing career, he has always been involved in grassroots coaching, working in several roles to get more young people active and involved in the game. Rhys is one of our lead coaches and has years of experience in managing projects such as women and girl’s engagement, Sky Try and is now overseeing the growth of the school’s engagement at All Stars Rugby Ltd.


Alongside this Rhys is also the head coach for the first team Gateshead Storm RL club, who plays in the national conference league.

Joe Brown

Joe Brown is the current appearance holder for Newcastle Thunder and the current Jamaica RL captain who have just qualified for the 2021 world cup for the first time in their history. Joe has played for several clubs such as Gateshead Thunder, Doncaster and Newcastle Thunder. During this time Joe has had the honour of being captain and co-captain at his various clubs.


Joe has a huge passion for the game and put a lot back into grass roots rugby by delivering a wide range of projects in various roles. Joe has been the lead on the Sky try project, Hitz project and oversees the growth of All Stars Rugby. Joe has a vast amount of experience working within pupil referral units and youth offender units, looking at behaviour change and engagement through sport allowing these young people to get back into fulltime education or employment.