National Team Management

National Team Management


Mike Milward

Head Coach
RFU qualified Level 2 Coach: at Lancashire Under 15 and Under 16, Sale Sharks School of Rugby.

Previous roles: Community Rugby Coach at Rugby Football Union

Awarded a rugby scholarship to Rishworth School at aged 16

Represented Lancashire County at Under 15, 16 and captained at under 17 and 18.

Played National League rugby at Orrell, West Park, St Helens and Preston Grasshoppers


Stephen Payas

Team Manager
Played for St Mary’s University College, London Welsh, Gibraltar 1980-1999 (Tight Head Prop)

Coached Marbella youth team to 5 Provincial titles and 3rd in Spanish Nationals 2004-2010

Level 1 qualified IRB Referee

Level 2 qualified IRB Coach



Joyce Evans


Has previously worked with Royal Navy Rugby League and Union squads

Has worked with the Command Field Gun team. A competition in which teams of sailors compete to transport a field gun and its equipment over and through a series of obstacles in the shortest time

Has toured Australia and New Zealand with Rugby League squads

Worked with the New Zealand 7’s team at Twickenham


Sally Holmes

Fitness Coach

Has been the Fitness , Conditioning and Stretching Coach for Gibraltar Rugby national team since 2014.

Is a personal coach for an Olympic gymnast. Gymnastics coach for the Gibraltar and Great Britain squads for London 2012.

Attended the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games as a gymnastics coach.

Selected as coach to take teams to South Africa in 93, 97, 98, 99 and 2000. Coached GB squads in 09, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 2015.