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Nora Baltruweit: Welcome To The Team
Lions Sports Academy would like to welcome Nora Baltruweit as the latest addition to our coaching team. Nora is highly experienced and plays for Wasps Womens team in the Tyrrell's Premier 15s competition. Her Wasps team are currently sitting in 4th positon in the table and are on course for a semi-final place at the moment. We conducted a brief interview with Nora to find out what inspired her to get into coaching and what makes her tick both on and off the pitch.... Full name: Nora Baltruweit How long have you been coaching? Since I was 17, coaching In Germany also. How did..
Athlete Development: The Quest for Physical Literacy
"It's about understanding how to manage their bodies". These were the words of Will Page, Lions Sports Academy Director of Athlete Development & Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation at St Mary's University, during his ADP talk to Middlesex U16 parents at Grasshoppers RFC last night. It is not just about the understanding of knowing one's body during growth, that Will was referring too, but also the underlying mental factor of understanding how to properly overcome injury and having the correct sports rehab to make sure that it does not occur again.  Sports rehabi..
Latest Coaching Recruit Jack Bennett Joins Lions Coaching Team
Lions Sports Academy would like to formally introduce Jack Bennett as the latest coach to join our high-profile coaching team. Jack has had previous experience working with Lions and it's now great to have him on board full-time.  We conducted a brief interview with Jack to get to know him and bit better and understand why he has a passion for coaching. Full name: Jack Stephen Bennett How long have you been coaching? 2017/18 Tag Rugby Trust to school children in Zambia Coached Year 7’s at Esher High School. How did you get into it and why coaching? First sta..
New Year Kicks Off With Brilliant Masterclass
Lions Sports Academy kicked off the New Year with a brilliant masterclass taking place at Chiswick Rugby Club. It was a great day and Chiswick's state of the art 4G pitch was a great asset to have in order to develop the basic skills of rugby. It was a great session and some exciting talent was on show from some of the U12s that took part.  The masterclass was run by Lions Coaches Joe Garner and Duncan Traynor and they certainly created a fun environment that allowed all the kids to learn and enhance their skills. There were a number of fun activities that took place throughou..
Lions Ambassadors Awarded England Woman's Professional Full Time Contracts
Two of Lions Sports Academies Ambassadors, Leanne Riley (Harlequins & England) & Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens & England) are among 28 players to have been awarded full-time professional contracts for 2019. The RFU announced last September that they would be introducing new full-time contracts for women's 15-a-side players.  Lions are extremely proud and honoured to have two of our ambassadors picked to represent England Women's on a full-time basis and would like to wish them the very best going forward and hope they can continue to put in the sort of performances t..
Lions Finish 2018 Off In Style With Incredible Camp
Lions Sports Academy rounded off 2018 with our final camp of the year at Ely Tigers Rugby Club on Friday 28th December. It was a fantastic day and a brilliant way to finish the year. There was a great turnout and the entire day was conducted in a great manner. The whole day included lots of fun games & activities which seemed to go down well with all the kids involved, as well some more technicial drills such as a tackling masterclass for the U11s that were in attendance.  It was a huge success and this was made more clear by Lions CEO Andy Jones, who said post-event "This ..
Lions Kick Off Festive Holidays with Two Fantastic Camps
Lions Sports Academy kicked off the festive holidays by hosting two fantastic events, a girl's masterclass and a mixed camp at Horsham RFC & Aylesbury RFC! They were two amazing events that entertained all who attended and gave everyone a day of fun-filled activities that brought out some excellent skills. The Girls Masterclass was split into four different areas (Forwards, Backs, Scrum Halves & Kicking) and each of the different areas was led by position-specific coach. The brilliant quartet of Leanne Riley (England & Harlequins), Jade Konkel (Scotland & ..
Lions Add New Addition To Coaching Team - OSCAR BLANCHARD
Lions Sports Academy would like to welcome Oscar Blanchard as our latest addition to our ever expanding coaching team. Oscar is a fantastic new recruit and we look forward to working closely with him and getting to see exactly what he will bring to the Lions team.  We asked Oscar a few questions to get to know him a bit better and find out about some of his interests..... Full name: Oscar Blanchard How long have I been coaching: 4 months. Since August How did I get into it and why coaching: I have always been interested in the sporting industry and my passion has always been..
Introducing Our Latest Coach - Edward Hansell
Lions Sports Academy would like to formally welcome Edward Hansell to our coaching team. We are throughouly looking forward to working with him and we are excited to see what he can do when given the chance.  Lions conducted a brief interview with Edward to get to know him a bit better as he joins the team and see why he got into coaching and what he's passionate about.   Full name: Edward Hansell How long have you been coaching? Has been coaching for 2 years beginning at Seaford College working with the junior School. Edward hopes to be able to help othe..
Lions International Coaches At Pulborough RFC
Lions Sports Academy Coaches Leanne Riley (England & Harlequins Womens) and Holly Myers (Harlequins Womens) performed a coaching session at Pulborough RFC on Sunday for some of the clubs girls teams.  It was a fantastic turnout by the girls and being coached by two amazing players was a massive thing for some of the girls. Leanne and Holly put the girls through their paces, working on handling and movement by implementing different rules into a variety of touch rugby games. The girls really bought into what Leanne and Holly were trying to teach them and this was highlighting b..