Communication Innovation for Co-ordinated Coaching at Bath Rugby

Coaches at Bath Rugby require robust, reliable radios providing excellent voice clarity to co-ordinate training sessions and communicate at matches. Tait radios supplied by CSE Crosscom provide the solution.

The Client

Founded in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in existence. Today Bath Rugby is a professional rugby union club, competing in the Avivia Premiership. Bath’s home ground is the Recreation Ground (“The Rec”), a 14,509 capacity stadium in the centre of Bath.

Co-ordinated Coaching

The use of radios on training days enables the coaches to work independently, splitting players into groups to focus on specific training, yet still remain in contact with each other to co-ordinate the session. On match days the radios allow the coaches to move around and assess play from different angles while discussing the team’s performance in real time with their colleagues.

The System

Each of the five coaches has a Tait TP9310 handset with its own charger and their choice of earpiece, D-shell or in-ear, supplied by CSE Crosscom. Each of these five radios is a different colour (red, yellow, green, orange and black), for easy identification and for health and safety, preventing the likelihood of coaches inadvertently swapping radios, which may have hygiene implications.

CSE Crosscom also supplied 12 black Tait TP9310 radios for use by the medical team, strength and conditioning crew, kit manager and team manager on match days. These come as two sets of six radios in a ruggedised charging case designed specifically for this type of application. The radios and earpieces store neatly in the cases. The radios slot into intelligent charging docks, and between fixtures the case simply plugs in to charge all the enclosed units.

Tait prides itself on the robustness of its radios. The TP9310 DMR Tier 2 portable is designed specifically to be tough enough to survive demanding environments whilst providing excellent audio clarity. It is engineered to meet the IP67 rating and uses noise reducing digital technology to ensure voice quality.

The use of two-way radios makes it easier for the coaching and support team at Bath Rugby to communicate and be more effective, both in training and on match days. Their use is a no-brainer for me. They are a necessary tool for us.

Todd Blackadder
Director of Rugby, Bath Rugby

Working with CSE Crosscom

CSE Crosscom offers clients in-depth knowledge of two-way radio communications and related technologies, a range of products from the world’s leading companies in two-way radio communication, and an unparalleled level of service.