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..
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 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 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 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..
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 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..
Lions Sports Academy, lead by CEO Andy Jones, performed a coaching masterclass at Wimbledonian Warriors on Wednesday evening. All coaches from Wimbledonian Warriors and other clubs were invitied along to learn about new drills that they could use when coaching or improve already existing drills that they are using. It was a fantastic evening and all the coaches responded positivley to the session put on by Andy. The masterclass was centred around coaches for U11-U13 and each of them was required to bring along a drill and perform it to the rest of the group. Every person who attended ..
Introducing our latest coaching addition..... Samuel Packham!! We conducted an interview with Samuel to find out more about himself and how he managed to get into coaching. We are really pleased that he has joined Lions Sports Academy and cannot wait to work closely with him in the foreseeable future. Full name: Samuel Packham How long have you been coaching, how did you get into it and why coaching? I’ve been coaching on and off for 7 years (because I was studying for my degree). I started my coaching journey in college when I was offere..
Lions Sports Academy would like to formally introduce Myles Nesbeth as our latest coach. We are very eager to be working with Myles and can’t wait to see him in action. We did a brief interview with Myles in order to get to know him a bit better and understand what exactly coaching means to him! How long have you been coaching? Basketball & multisport coaching: two years S&C coaching: 1 year How did you get into it and why coaching? I have been involved in sport from a young age and have had some inspirational coaches around me during that time and I feel that younger..
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