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 ..
"The girls were in awe to start with". These were the words of The Royal Latin Schools, Director of Rugby, Mike Porteous after England Women's 7s star Amy Wilson Hardy meet the schools U13 & U15 girls rugby players. It is not a suprise that many of the girls were in awe of Amy to start with considering she is one of the biggest names in England Women's 7s at the moment & it was tremendous that these girls had the opportunity to meet someone of Amy's stature. During her visit to the school, Amy gave an assembly to the girls before leading them in ..
Ex-England Women's 15s & 7s International & now Lions Sports Academy area manager for Berkshire, Katie Mason, had the honour of presenting at the Independent Schools Association AGM at Luckley House School last Friday.. Presenting in front of around 12 schools, Katie outlined the business & how it can play a big role in helping schools to develop their schools sports coaching. She outlined the fundamentals of the business & how we could provide schools with expert coaching throughout the year. As well as presenting on the business, Katie performed a C..
It is all about having fun & allowing kids the opportunity to play rugby. This is what happened on Wednesday at Guildford Rugby Club, when Lions Sports Academy held a tag rugby festival for some of the schools in the local area. Starting at 4pm & running till 6pm, the tournament was contested by pupils from local schools in years 3, 4, 5 & 6. The schools that attended with teams were from Losely Fields Primary School, Queen Elizabeths, Holy Trinity, Northmead Junior School, Busbridge, Send, Burpham, Shottermill Junior, St Cuthberts, & St Joseph's. With each team..
Having already agreed to continue our partnership with Aldro Preparatory School For Boys next term, Lions Sports Academy decided we would put on a Speed Academy taster session for the pupils, so that they would have an idea of what to expect when the actual course begins. Australian International & Harlequins Ladies player Chloe Butler led the session at the school, which was made up of about 12 to 15 boys from years 7 & 8. The group of pupils was made up of those who are in the sports scholarship group & were picked by Teacher Alex Jordan to take part in the activity sess..
Full name: Daniel Evans How long have you been coaching? I have been coaching hockey ever since I started playing the sport in 2013 in Scotland. I joined Teddington Hockey Club as a coach in September 2017 and have coached there ever since. How did you get into it and why coaching? I only started playing hockey at age 17 and participating in a coaching course was a very good way for me to improve my skills through the development of my hockey knowledge. Through this, I really started enjoying being able to help others improve and I’ve never looked back since. I'm a v..
Time is running out! There are only three weeks left till our Girls Easter Residential at Boxhill School begins. The residential is 4 days of action packed rugby which will be lead by Tyrrells premiership, International women's & BUCS University women's rugby coaches. Using the fantastic facilities available at Boxhill School in Dorking, this will be a fantastic opportunity for all the girls to continue their rugby development & improve their skills, as well as having fun & making new friends as many of the girls will be coming to our residential from diffe..
Lions Sports Academy are pleased to announce that we have agreed a partnership to coach at the RFU All Schools after-school club at Chiswick Rugby Club on Friday nights. This is a great opportunity for us & we will be sending down two coaches each week to help coach the sessions. CBRE All Schools was launched in September 2012 with the aim to increase the number of state schools playing rugby union. From 2012, rugby was being played in 750 secondary schools with the aim of making school life happier & healthier, reducing anti-social behaviour, enhancing learning & increasi..
Lions Sports Academy are thrilled to announce that we will be starting a partnership with Finton House School for the Summer term. This is another big opportunity for us & we are pleased to be forming this partnership with such a great school. We will be helping to provide coaches to help the school with their cricket coaching throughout the Summer term. We are looking forward to working with the school & helping the children develop their cricket skills. We are looking forward to taking on the challenge of coaching cricket & being able to provide the school & chi..
Lions Sports Academy will once again be returning to Old Reigatians RFC this Easter to run a 2 day girl’s specialist rugby camp for U11s & U13s. The camp will be aimed at more than just the basics but developing the more specific skills that will help these girls play at the top of their games. The U11s & U13s will be split separately so that they can focus on their own skills & develop individually. Each age group will have their own aims throughout the camp. The U11s will focus on developing their kicking technique, one on one rucking, creating a maul & decision mak..
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