From starring in Toys R Us adverts to coaching for Lions, find out more about James in our latest coaches profile!
How long have you been coaching for?
About two years.
How long have you been coaching with Lions?
Coming up to a year in November!
Why did you choose to coach with us?
After the taster day, it was an easy decision when I was offered a few coaching jobs on the day. It’s a great relief to have other people look out for you, your coaching opportunities and career!
Which sport(s) do you coach and what qualifications do you have?
I hold an RFU Level 2 qualification in rugby and a Level 2 in Multi-Skills coaching. I am mainly a rugby specialist, however have taken up many different sports to stay busy! I am currently coaching girls and boys football until the rugby season starts.
What is your ultimate goal as a coach?
To continue to develop as a coach and work up to the higher/elite level of rugby.
Which clubs (if any) do you play for?
I have previously played for Haywards Heath RFC.
Who is your sporting hero and why?
Jonny Wilkinson has always been a big favourite of mine. He changed the way the fly half position was perceived and you can’t forget that World Cup-winning drop goal!
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I was the star of a Toys R Us advert at five-years-old!
What other interests and/or hobbies do you have?
All my hobbies involve sport really! I'm a big fan of playing golf in the summer, definitely a fair-weather golfer mind you! I follow a lot of American sports, especially the NBA and NFL.
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