About us

Our Local Area:


Dale Hoffman


Growing up in Leiston I was always been very fortunate that there are so many sports and activities in the area, from school age onwards I loved athletics, rugby, rifle shooting, clay pigeon shooting, football, snooker, darts, pool, tug of war, 5 a side, golf , fishing and cricket. Often participating in teams, clubs and leagues.


I regularly found myself organising teams and events or being "Captain" which led to many years of volunteering in different sports and then to take on a roles within local rugby, Eastern Counties Rugby Union and even the RFU.


I have always found sport, whether participating, supporting or volunteering to be physically and mentally beneficial, and I would love as many people as possible to play, support or volunteer for local sports and enjoy it and get as much out of it as I always have.



More than 30 years employed within Supply chain roles

NVQ lvl 4 Procurement & Supply Chain Management.

CIPS Training:

Basic contract law, Introduction to purchasing, 

Introduction to negotiation, Effective Contract Management.

Work based training:

Effective purchasing, Legal aspects of purchasing, 

Financial & Commercial awareness, Contract Management level 1 & 2


 APMP - Project Management 5 day course

Health & Safety

IOSH, 4 day practical and exam passed

CDM Module 1 - Projects & Module 2 – Workplace

Manual handling risk assesor

Gas bottle manual handling

Numerous forklift truck licences

Fire marshall

Planned General Inspection area lead

Union Health & Safety rep



Volunteer Experience / Qualifications

Thorpeness / Aldeburgh rugby club Chairman

RFU Leadership academy

Eastern Counties club development

Eastern Counties volunteer coordinator

Leiston Rifle club range safety officer

Leiston gala committee

Special Constable

Leiston Rugby club Youth Coach - 1988 - 1990

Leiston Rugby club Colts player / Manager 1990 - 1991

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Veterans Player / Coach 2013

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Mini & Midi Coach 2014

Leiston Air Cadets touch rugby Coach 2014 - 2016

Aldeburgh Sports Week Coach 2014 - 2016

Satellite club Schools Coach 2014 - 2016

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness, Coaching Coordinator & Referee Coordinator 2014 - 2016

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Youth Coach 2015 - 2017

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Ladies touch rugby Coach 2016 - 2017

Felixstowe RFC Head Coach 2017 - 2018

RFU Director of Rugby course

Rugby Ready

Scrum Factory

Lineout CPD

Back attack CPD

Defence CPD

Half Back play CPD

Continuity CPD

Advanced prop star CPD

Coaching Conference 2011 Sudbury

Coaching Conference Diss 2017

Safeguarding workshop

Entry Level Referee Award Level 2

DBS Clearance