Coaching Announcement

13th June 2023


We are delighted to announce the arrival of Will Crane and Lewis Arnold to the club as Lead Coach and lead coach, women respectively.

Will Crane joins us from Hartpury RFC, where he has returned as a player following a successful spell at Cornish Pirates. Will has an outstanding record as a player in the Championship, having previously spent 6 seasons with Hartpury as Captain before swapping to the South West for a season at Cornish Pirates. No stranger to the club, Will previously coached within the Men’s set up as a Forwards’ Coach.

“ I am excited to come back to Cheltenham Tigers and build on the excellent foundations already in place, both squads are in great positions, and I look forward to hopefully bringing more success to the club” – Will Crane

Lewis joins the club after finishing up his playing career, having had a wealth of experience from academy to national league rugby. Lewis is a Level 3 coach and is currently Head of Rugby at the University of Worcester.

“I am aware of the clubs’ successes in recent years, and I am excited to be joining such an ambitious group. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to prepare two women’s teams for competitive league and cup seasons, the coaching team can’t, and I wait to get to work. There are some talented players and staff already with the club and I am looking forward to working with them” – Lewis Arnold



We are a competitive rugby club providing sport for all. Our players start as Tiger Cubs (under 4’s) and play at all levels and ages up to Veterans, boys and girls, men and women, in fully inclusive environment, embracing all of rugby's core values.