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Barry became England Women's first ever full time Sevens Head Coach in 2012 and joins Gary Street and Graham Smith as part of the England Women's coaching team at Twickenham which is overseen by RFU Head of Performance (Women's) Nicola Ponsford.
In the 2011/2012 season Barry led England to a successful campaign that included victories at the IRB Challenge Cup Sevens in Hong Kong and London. England also reached the final of the same tournament in Dubai, finishing second to the highly-rated Canada. England were also crowned European Sevens Series champions and qualified for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in that same season.
This season the challenges will get even bigger for England with the introduction of the IRB World Sevens Series and the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow.
As a player, Barry made more than 125 appearances for Aberavon RFC and helped them to championship victories in the National Division 1 league title race for two consecutive years. He also played for Dunvant RFC - the first village club to reach the Welsh Premiership - and Llanelli RFC.
Barry's coaching career began as a Rugby Development Officer for the WRU, working with the Scarlets and then the Ospreys. He was also Assistant Coach of the Wales U16s team.
He then moved to the former Rugby Football Union for Women in 2008 and led the first ever Women's Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) scheme at Hartpury College before becoming Hartpury's Assistant Junior Academy Director. There, he was charged with overseeing the boys' and girls' AASE programmes in conjunction with Gloucester Rugby. He also coached the college's U18 1st XV, who won three national titles from 2009-2012 and the U18s Sevens squad who won the South Coast Sevens Championship and reached the final of the HSBC Rosslyn Park National Schools Open Tournament in the 2011 season.
Barry is a Level 3 Rugby Coach.