Full name Ryan William Chester
How long have you been coaching for?
I have been coaching for about 8 years now, coaching children from the ages of 5 to 18 years old. I have coach within school and club across Surrey, Berkshire and South of France.
How did you get into coaching?
I have always been passionate sportsman, born and raised in South Africa rugby, football and cricket were a huge part of my childhood. I am often described as a very happy person, who speaks to everyone. During my time at University I would work in multiple colleges and school as a volunteer. Once graduating from university I moved to the South of France to play and coach rugby.
I was looking for some extra coaching opportunities and Will Page, keep mentioning about Lions. Once I had my meeting with Andy, I knew Lions was the right company to work for.
Qualifications and training?
A degree in physical and sports education from St Mary’s University
RFU level 1 and 2 Rugby Union Coach
1st 4 sport level 2 certificate in multi sports (QCF)
British gymnastics level 1 instructor
Emergency first Aid and Paediatric care
D1 Minibus license
To be able to get myself onto a RFU level 3 course, to carry on developing my knowledge. To get myself involved in an academy or semi-professional set up.
Trapped on a desert Island, 3 things what are they?
A pet dog (To keep me company), Knife (To help my build things) and a pair of trainers.