Introducing Stephen Gill. Stephen is part of our coaching network at Lions Sports Academy & take part in regular coaching sessions for us. He is a coach at Bank of England for us, as well as regularly coaching at schools such as The Mall & St James' School.
Full name: Stephen Gill
How long have you been coaching?
I have worked as a coach at Grasshoppers RFC for over 13 years. During this time I have worked with the
various age groups in the Mini, Junior and Girls sections which has helped develop the relevant coaching
During this time I took on the role of mentoring new coaches in the Mini Section with the aim of establishing good coaching practice within the club. This included player development and health and safety risk assessment.
How did you get into it and why coaching?
I got involved in coaching when I took my children down to my local rugby club. The club were looking for volunteers and as an ex player I was more than happy to help out with the coaching.
There is a close fit between the Lions Academy's culture and my own coaching ethos.
Qualifications and training?
2004 – Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union
2004 – First Aid qualification
2006 – National Foundation Referee Certificate
2009 – Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Rugby Union
2014 – IRB Rugby Ready programme
2014 – Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union
2014 - CPD Scrum Factory Course
2017 - First Aid Certificate
2017 - Level 2 and 3 PRL Safeguarding Certificate
2017 - DBS Certificate Renewed June 2017
To continue to develop my level of experience in all areas of coaching and player safeguarding and welfare.
Interests and Hobbies?
Skiing, Keep Fit and Travel
Trapped on a desert island, 3 things what are they?
3. Hi Tech Fishing Net