Another Talented Coach On Lions Books - Tuesday Talent: George Flatman

George is one of our most talented coaches, who is 100% reliable & committed. You might recognise George from some of our previous camps, most recently he coached on our 3 day camp at Guildford RFC during February half term. He certainly made a lot of the kids laugh throughout those 3 days & also helped them improve some of their key skills in rugby such as handling, kicking & running with the ball!
I hope you enjoy the sound of George as much as we do!
Name : George Flatman 
How long have you been coaching?
Coaching since I was 14years old - I set up an after school club at a local primary school that has been running now 10 years. Also coach at Bank Of England Rugby Club that I thoroughly enjoy!
Why Lions?
I’ve known Andy for years and have always seen the good work he has done so thought I’d get involved! 
Qualifications and Training
I’ve a degree in sports coaching science and golf a level 2 in rugby and cricket! St. Mary’s Men’s Rugby Union President- April 2015-2017, increase the number of qualified coaches from 11 to 56 I was able to liaise with senior members of the organisation and also RFU and strive towards targets for the club. Negotiated and secured £5000 for kit sponsorship for my university with an investment bank, with the original value being £500. Also helped raise £2700 for the IPF (Injured Players Foundation).
St. Marys University, Sports Coaching Science BSc- 2013/2016 2:2
Canterbury College, BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Science –DMM- 2011/2013. Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, 13 A-C GCSE’s Including Mathematics and English.
Coaching Goals
I would like to continue to learn and improve! 
Interests and hobbies
Mainly rugby but also love live music! Also have a role as volunteer coordinator was assigning volunteers to clubs in need.
Trapped on a desert island, 3 things what are they?
 I’d take a knife, a pet animal (dog) then a large blanket!  

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