Hartpury College

Meet the Coaches

Hartpury's elite sport coaching team offer our athletes a wealth of experience working within talent development; bringing together different areas of specialist and professional knowledge to offer student athletes first-class coaching and support. 

Head up by former England and Bath rugby captain, Phil de Glanville, the Hartpury sport team have the perfect skillset and industry-specific expertise to ensure that you improve as an athlete during your time with us. 

Each individual sport has a select group of staff designed to improve you as an athlete, including your head coach, strength and conditioning coach, rehabilitation staff as well as human performance, sports pyschology, lifestyle management and nutrition experts. 

You can find out more about each member's expertise by clicking below: 

Phil de Glanville

Director of Elite Sport

Former England Rugby and Bath captain, Phil, joined the Hartpury staff in 2012 as Director of Elite Sport.

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Alan Martinovic

Director of Rugby

Alan is a former Technical Director and Academy Manager at Bath Rugby. He joined Hartpury in 2009 from Colston's School, where he coached the 1st XV to seven Daily Mail National Cups.

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John Barnes

RFC & Senior Rugby Head Coach

John is a former Clifton Rugby player who also enjoyed spells playing professionally in Italy and with Henley Hawks. Prior to joining Hartpury in 2011 he was Academy Coach with Bristol Rugby. 

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Mark Cornwell

Forwards/Defence Coach

Mark joined Hartpury in February 2012 after serving as Gloucester Rugby Academy Manager. Mark is a famous rugby figure in the county having played 200 games for Gloucester between 1994 and 2006.

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