Three of Lions Sports Academy’s top coaches performed four days of coaching masterclasses at St Thomas’ School in Clapham this week.
Harlequins and England Scrum Half Leanne Riley, Wasps and England International Katie Mason and Harlequins winger Holly Myers each coached two specific skills blocks that focused on the pupils needs and the key areas affected by the rules for their age.
Leanne focused on 2 on 1 switches, dummy switches and the draw and pass, whilst Katie and Holly looked to get the pupils engaged in developing their tackling techniques as well as their co..
Last Friday, Lions Sports Academy attended an ISA U11 Schools Rugby Tournament at Bedford Athletic RFC. The tournament was hosted by Rushmoor School, who we had previously encountered at a similar tournament at Littlegarth School on the Wednesday and we were honoured to have been asked to perform a skills workshop throughout the tournament.
Including Rushmoor School, there were 10 teams from all over the country that attended and the skills shown by all of the teams were fantastic and the entire tournament was played to a very high standard.
Lions were given the opportunity to pe..
Lions Sports Academy were pleased to have been invited to the ISA contact and Touch Rugby Tournament at Littlegarth School near Colchester on Wednesday 7th November.
The tournament had 8 teams involved from Littlegarth, Quinton House, Finborough, St Margarets, Colchester High School, Rushmoor and Faraday House with 4 teams each participating in the touch and contact events.
Lions CEO Andy Jones was invited to perform a 10 minute coaching masterclass to each of the teams that attended the event. Andy got the kids involved in some fun handling activities as well as practicing their footwo..
Lions Sports Academy attended this year’s 2018 Active Schools Conference at Surrey Sports Park on the 6th November. It was a fantastic day out with the conference being run to support schools in their everyday PE and sport provisions, with this year’s event specifically focusing on helping teachers appreciate their influence over pupil’s long term well-being.
It was a great opportunity to talk to a large number of teachers, that attended from schools all across the county, and to hear their stories and how they have been using sport within their schools to help improve th..
Following the announcement of our latest programme, Lions Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Centre (SPARC), we are delighted to have officially formed a partnership with our local friends Physio 1 to 1. Sometimes it can be hard for clinics to provide the 'full package' of support - from the physio bed, to the dedicated rehabilitation gym programme, to the sports we all know and love. By teaming up with Lions, both Lions and Physio 1 to 1 aim to provide the highest quality services to our clients. We will provide them the support they need to be better ..
It is a well-known fact that when going for a job Employers prefer graduates with work experience. There are many benefits to undertaking a placement or internship whilst at school, college or university. These include gaining knowledge of the industry, developing and learning new keys skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, communication and time management, which are all important when you are exploring different career options and in some cases, get paid while you study!
This academic year, working with Achieving for Children Lions have welcomed 7 work experience students from schools ..
Lions are pleased to announce that we will be joining up with School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) this summer to bring you rugby and leadership Camps!
Vicky Fleetwood is a woman of many talents; a former junior hurdler, a personal trainer and a Rugby World Cup winner. The Nuneaton-born diet and nutrition adviser began playing rugby at the age of 14 after tiring of watching her brother play. Vicky moved to Saracens from Lichfield after the Women’s World Cup success in 2014, where she made six appearances. Two of these were off the bench but the front row was handed a start in the final where England beat Canada 21-9. She overcame an injury to make the 2017 Women's World Cup and made three appea..
East Grinstead Rugby Club (EGRFC) will be hosting a Lions Sports Academy Camp led by a very special guest, International and Harlequins player, Leanne Riley on Friday 3 August 2018 at Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead. The Lions Sports Academy are well practiced in the art of running sports development camps throughout school holidays. The camp (10.00am-4.00pm) will build confidence and skills such as passing, catching, running lines, tackling and age grade rules. All set in a positive, fun and safe environment for girls to experience rugby and to develop and show their abilitie..
Please be aware that due to Box Hill School cancelling all of their Summer lettings due to essential building repairs needing to take place we have been forced to move our Girls Summer Residential to a new location, with new dates. Therefore, we are now running our residential at Aldro School in Godalming between the Monday 30th July and Wednesday 1st August. We apologise for any inconvinience caused, however, the majority of those already booked on can stll make it which is fantastic news.