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Talent Tuesday - Connor Stuart
On this week's Talent Tuesday we would like to present to you Connor Stuart, who is one of our ADP S&C coaches! Connor is one of our best and has the understanding to see that S&C can play a huge part in an athletes development & also that it has a big impact on them playing to the best of their ability in any sport.  Full name: Connor Stuart How long have you been coaching? 4 years How did you get into it and why coaching?  Got into coaching whilst studying at University, I saw that strength and conditioning could have a huge im..
Lions Sports Academy Residential's back with a bang this Easter after last year’s success!
Last summer, Lions Sports Academy decided to run a week long rugby residential for girls at Aldro School in Godalming, Surrey. Having never run a residential before, everyone involved was uncertain as to how the week might play out, but by the end of the week there was one thing that everyone was certain about & that was how much of a resounding success it had been. It is with great pleasure that, following on from last year’s success, Lions Sports Academy have decided to run another rugby residential, this time during the Easter holidays at Boxhill School in Dorking. Ho..
Talent Tuesday - Oliver Cascarina
On this week's Talent Tuesday we would like to show off another of our fantastic coaches, Oliver Cascarina. Oliver is a brilliant coach, who has done some amazing coaching for us in our Athlete Development Programme.  We look forward to continuing our work with Oliver in the future. Oliver just led a taster session at Stoke Mandeville Stadium for our upcoming Speed Academy course that commences their on 25th February.  If you like the look of Oliver and fancy having a go at our Athlete Development programme, then SIGN UP & head on down to Stoke Mandeville Stad..
Tuesday Talent Coach - Laura-Alice Smith
Some people are destined to be involved in rugby from a young age, and this can certainly be said of this week's Tuesday Talent Laura-Alice Smith. Laura-Alice has been involved in rugby from a very young age, representing Worcester Warriors at Junior age grade & was in the process of selection for the U15s England Development squad when a severe ankle injury prevented her from taking her career at the top level any further.  But this is what makes Laura-Alice so special, in that she did not let this injury get her down but instead turned it into an advantage by getting involved..
End of Summer Excitement To Come As Lions Announce XRugby 7s Tournament!
Summer 2019 is sure to be an exciting time for many with the hot weather & holidays, but it is the end of summer and August in particularly that will bring the real excitement. Lions Sports Academy will bring the excitement to your summer, as we will be running a XRugby 7s tournament on 31st August at Old Reigatians RFC.  With the announcement having now been made, it is now time for all of you to gather up your friends from your local rugby club and head on down to our tournament. With the new season starting only a week later on the 6th/7th September, this will be a great wa..
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 car..
Jimmy Tournois: Welcome To The Team
Lions Sports Academy would like to welcome Jimmy Tournois as our latest recruit to our fantastic coaching team!! Jimmy is our newest coach on the Lions Team, you will Jimmy coaching on our Foundation Strength Sessions on Friday evenings at TRIBE Performance Gym in Richmond from 6-7pm   Full name: My name is Jimmy Tournois   How long have you been coaching? In 2004, I have obtained a master’s degree in Professional Coaching after studying Psychology & worldwide medical systems and Anthropology. I have worked initially into social industry providin..
School Of Hard Knocks Returns To Teddington RFC This Easter!
The School of Hard Knocks and Lions Sports Academy will be returning for another camp this Easter at Teddington RFC. Run over three days from the 9th - 11th April, the camp will combine Lions' extensive experience of technical & tactical coaching with SOHK's tried-and-tested method to develop a range of mental & interpersonal skills. The key aims of the camp will be to help players become more active, develop & strengthen their resilence, build self-confidence & enhance communication & leadership skills.  Each of the three days will look to focus on diffe..
Harlequins Ace Joins Lions For Coaching Session At Wimbledonian Warriors
"He certainly won a number of fans personally and supporters for Quins today". This is what Roger Brosch, Wimbledonian Warriors RFC Junior Chairman, said about Harlequins Fly-Half Marcus Smith after he joined Lions for a coaching at Wimbledonian Warriors RFC last Sunday.  These words will be of no surpise to many, considering Marcus is highly rated both within the Harlequins community and by fans of English rugby. Marcus proved to be a very popular choice amongst the kids; who seemed to get stuck in and will have learnt some new skills under the tutelage of the Harlequins ace..
Are You Always Looking For New Techniques To Improve Your Coaching?
If you are looking to constantly improve your coaching techniques or struggle to plan a weekend training session around your busy day to day schedule, then look no further than Lions Sports Academy's 'Coach the Coaches' masterclasses.   Lions Sports Academy are working with our partner clubs to offer complimentary coaching to the coaches to build confidence, provide ideas and create a sharing environment in the clubs to give the best experience possible for the kids on a weekend!   Lions Sports Academy works with sports clubs and organisations to build teacher..