A Warm Welcome to Gaelle and Chloe!

Lions Sports Academy Welcome International Players..

Over the last couple of months, Lions have been very fortunate to recruit two women at the pinicle of Women’s rugby, French Captain and Richmond Rugby Club Hooker, Gaelle Mignot and Australian International and Richmond Lock, Chloe Butler!


Gaelle has 69 caps as hooker for France, and has been the captain of the national team since 2014. She has appeared in the last three Women’s Rugby World Cup, and was also part of the French team that has twice won the 6 Nations, including a Grand Slam back in 2014.

Gaelle has also had a very successful club career, winning 5 French championships with Montpellier between 2009-2017, as well as a European title in 2008.

Gaelle's role will be delivering coaching sessions to schools and clubs for Lions Sports Academy and she will play a vital part in the planned expansion of the girls game.


Originally from Townsville, in the Australian Outback, Chloe played consistently for her club, the Parramatta Two Blues, before the move to Richmond FC This season. Chloe was a part of the Wallaroos squad in 2014 and most recently the World Cup campaign over in New Zealand.

Chloe’s role within Lions is Talent Acquisition, she will be running monthly taster sessions for coaches, so if you are interested or know anyone who would be interested in coaching, please contact her – chloe@lionssports.academy

Welcome to the team ladies!


Lions Sports Academy Welcome International Players..

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