Tuesday Talent: Duncan Traynor

Our Tuesday Talent this week would like to show off one of our most talented & experienced coaches. Duncan Traynor has been coaching since he became a school teacher in 2007 and has had numerous important jobs such as a Former Director of Rugby. 

Find out what drove Duncan to get into coaching and how he has found his time with Lions so far....

Full Name:Duncan Traynor

How long have you been coaching?

Have been coaching rugby since I became a school teacher in 2007 (12 years).

How did you get into it and why coaching?

As I came towards the end of my rugby playing career I wanted to continue to be part of the game and also teach within rugby schools.

Why Lions?

It’s a good way to see and work with other rugby talents beyond your school rugby environment.

Qualifications and training?

Former Director of Rugby at an independent day school

RFU Level 1 & 2 certificates.

RFU refereeing level 1 certificate.

Played for Exeter Chiefs RFC, Esher RFC, Rosslyn Park FC.

Coaching Goals?

To work with/continue to work with a top independent school rugby senior team.

Interests and Hobbies?

Rugby, fitness, triathlons, running.

Trapped on a desert island, 3 things what are they?

A rugby ball (can’t beat beach rugby)

A boat (to leave the island when I’d had enough)

An ice cold beer.


If you like the sound of this and fancy getting into coaching with lions, please contact chloe@lionssports.academy to find out more about what it's like to work with Lions Sports Academy. 

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