The Norwegian Rugby Federation has appointed Jose Miguel Gorrotxategui Polo as Technical Director. Jose has been involved in rugby since he was 16 years old in Spain and his rugby career as player includes a second place in the Spanish Junior championship, and a 7s Championship in Norway with Stavanger Rugbyklubb.
As a coach, Jose has been active with junior players in Spain, England and Norway introducing rugby to more than 500 young athletes and winning the Norwegian 7s Championship for U17 in 2012 with Stavanger. He has also been assistant coach the senior women team in Stavanger, as well as working as assistant S&C coach for the Norwegian Junior National Team. Jose is qualified as an IRB Level 2 Coach and S&C Coach, IRB Educator and has a background in Economics and Pedagogy.
Jose is looking forward to working closely with the NRF Educators Karl Frisch and Dominique Duc to develop rugby in Norway though schools, as well as working with all the staff for the National teams and Norwegian clubs to improve the quality of rugby in Norway and the enjoyment of the game.