BSM International are delighted to announce that Paul Healy has taken up the role of High Performance Director with the Brasilian Rugby Confederation (CBRu)
Based in São Paulo, the move sees Paul take up one of the most senior positions within Brasil Rugby. Working alongside the national team Head coach Rodolfo Ambrosio, Paul will be responsible for the development of both male and female senior 15’s, 7’s and U19’s players.
Having most recently led German side TVP Pforzheim to the Rugby-Bundesliga championship for the first time in their history, prior to this Paul held the position of Head Coach of Chile Rugby where he took the national team up the World Rugby rankings almost overnight, achieving impressive results in both 15’s and 7’s formats prior to resigning from his position in December 2015.
A vastly experienced and successful coach, Paul has previously held varying positions, including roles as assistant coach at French Top 14 giants Stade Francais Paris working alongside former Wallabies coach John Connolly ,Welsh Premiership side Swansea ,the Uruguay national team inclusive of the 2003 RWC, Qld Premier Grade side Brother’s Rugby Qld,Premiers in 2009, Head Coach with the Northern Territory Institute of Sport Darwin NT, Director of Rugby at Spanish Division de Honor side Ordizia and Head Coach at Romanian Super Liga side CSM Bucuresti
Paul had the following to say upon his arrival in Brasil:
“Taking up this important role represents another great challenge for me both professionally and personally. I am excited and privileged to be given this opportunity to call on my coaching experiences and my management expertise in order to assist Brazilian rugby in continuing to make significant progress, now and in the future.
It was clear from the initial correspondence I held with the Brazilian Rugby Federation that we shared the same ambition, desire and commitment that will be necessary to see this project enjoy the success we are all striving for.
With the Rio Olympics on the horizon and interest growing in both the 15’s and 7’s game, I feel there is no better time to be joining this ambitious organization.
I will be aiming to play a significant role within the national structure,working with coaches, developing athletes, improving performances and results across all senior and junior rugby sectors in men’s and women’s rugby, in both 15’s and 7’s formats with the ultimate aim being to deliver on the realistic long term objectives set out by the Brazilian Rugby Federation.
I would like to take this opportunity to also thank Damien Bressons from Bsynergie Sports Management International for his work in helping to make this move possible and to all the staff and management at the Brazilian Rugby Federation, I look forward to joining you on what promises to be an exciting journey.”
Agustín Danza, the CEO of Brasil rugby said he believes Paul arrival signals their intent to continue striving to achieve their ambitious strategic objective for years to come. Danza commented,
“Healy has extensive experience in world rugby and we hope that he can make a significant contribution to the High Performance Program, the advancement of local talent and development of clubs in our regions,”