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Lou Meadows takes on the role of Performance Manager

Ealing Trailfinders can announce that Lou Meadows will be moving from her role as Player Development Manager to Performance Manager of Women's rugby.

As the club looks to enhance and develop women's rugby we are pleased to have Lou helping us put these foundations in place to grow the game over the coming years. Lou will coach and oversee Brunel University Women’s rugby programme building on the great work that Head Coach Steve Wagstaff has already put in place. Lou will also look after our ever-growing list of partner clubs and schools, including Henley College. 

Lou has vast experience as a player and a coach. She has played for Saracens and Wasps over a period of 10 years, she has also worked for the RFU as a Development Officer, coached England Counties U20s, various Academy DPP environments, schools and universities settings. 

Discussing her new role, Lou said, “I am extremely fortunate to be given this opportunity at an exceptionally driven and ambitious club that wants to drive the provision in Women’s rugby. We are reaching a monumental point in Women’s Sport with record breaking audiences, enhancing marketing attention and ever increasing financial support.”


“My first year as player development manager highlighted the aspirations and commitment of the club in creating an environment and pathway for players to excel on and off the pitch and I know they are equally dedicated to creating the same opportunities for female players. 

“My time in the men’s game as a Level 4 Coach has been pivotal in enhancing my own experience as player in understanding the performance side of sport. Combined with 5 years of teaching, I wholeheartedly advocate the student athlete model Ealing has created with Brunel University and am excited to contribute to the progression of the U18s pathway at Henley College and our partner schools.” 

“This is an extraordinarily powerful time for me to step back into the Women’s game and I look forward to being part of creating an exceptional Women’s programme with Ealing Trailfinders.”

COO of Academy and Women’s Programmes Simon Sinclair has said, “I am delighted to have Lou onboard with our rapidly expanding women's programme. We are currently undergoing an extensive review and putting further investment into the women's game. Lou’s expertise and knowledge will help us put these high performance foundations in place, support the current staffing provision and help grow the game.”

We look forward to sharing more exciting news on our Women's programme in the coming weeks.