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Malcolm Baker

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Malocolm Baker Head Coach - Cambridgeshire and Norfolk
Born in Rinteln, Germany in 1974, Malcolm Baker began playing rugby at the age of 11 in school, starting as a winger then fly half and finally as hooker when he left in 1990. During his club career he has played in every position and in snow, sand and water competitively at both full sided and 7s. Making him the all-round player, the dream Tight Head Prop for Blackheath averaging 1 try per 3 matches.

In 2003 when England were winning the World cup against Australia, Malcolm was diagnosed with X-Linked spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda. A rare genetic degenerative condition that impairs bone growth and occurs in 1 in every 2 million males exclusively. Specialists advised him to keep playing and training as long as he could to slow down the affects so he continued to play until he finally hung up his boots in 2008 after playing against Lyon in France for Blackheath.

Level 3 RFU Coach
Level 2 RFU Referee
RFU/RFUW Rugby Ambassador
RFU/RFUW Events/Competitions staff East Region Administrator
World Record Holder for the longest ever Rugby Match (24 hours 51 Min) 2013
Playing Career Clubs: West Norfolk, Downham Market, North Walsham, Blackheath
Saracens Representative: South East, London Division
England Counties Coaching: West Norfolk Under 11 to Under 16, West Norfolk Ladies, East Region Womens, England Womens Regional Performance Camps, Boudiccas International Womens, Scotty’s Little Soldiers/Scotty’s Tigers
Father of Toby and Lily

A few words from Malcolm

“I am passionate about rugby and grateful for the life lessons I learnt from it. The didi rugby programme is something I wish I had the opportunity to utilise as a toddler. The benefits of physical activity for young children is so important in helping them to gain confidence, overcome social barriers, learn respect, teamwork and how to share, the list goes on. In an age when child obesity is in the news more than ever before fun learning sessions using sport to deliver is a must”


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