Stephen Gill: Tuesday Talent Coach

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

experience required.

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.

Why Lions?

There is a close fit between the Lions Academy's culture and my own coaching ethos.

Qualifications and training?

Rugby Qualifications

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

Coaching Goals?

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?

1. Family

2. Brewery

3. Hi Tech Fishing Net


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