Diccon is the Head of Coach Development for UK Sport having led on Paralympic coach development in the Rio cycle. He facilitates on the Elite Programme for the 2016-19 cohort and is also actively supporting coach developers within World Class Programmes.
Having played international rugby within both codes of rugby union and league, before retiring due to a neck injury, Diccon started his coaching career within community grassroots coaching as a Sports Development Officer with a remit to increase participation and develop strong school and community links.
During this time, he coached on player development pathways as a volunteer coach, before being appointed the Academy Manager in succession to Stuart Lancaster at Leeds.
Subsequent coaching roles have included RFU U20 Coach and Head Coach Yorkshire Carnegie before a move into the High-Performance System as Performance Lead for the EIS.
Diccon is an endorsed mentor for UK Sport and is now focused on defining and delivering the Coach Development Strategy for the High-Performance System.