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..
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..
Q Will my child be split into their appropriate age group? A We will split into specific age groups for large parts of the day. Sometimes we will do a large actvity all together, however, they will only sleep in rooms of their age group. Q What coach:child ratio do you work to? A We work on no more than 1:10 coach:child ratio Q Will there be anyone else on campus? A There may be several workers/employees of the school, however, children will be supervised by Lions Sports Academy coaches at all times. Q What happens if my child becomes ill during the camp? A Our coaches are ful..
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..
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..
Want to get a free space on a camp or course?... It’s simple just invite one of your friends along to join us! Introducing Lions Sports Academy brand new initiative! How does it work? - Tell your friend about one of our courses - They choose the course they want to attend - They then write who referred them to Lions in the comments section of the booking form - Once the booking has been confirmed, we will make a note of who referred them and be in touch with the referee - The referee will then be offered either a free day on any camp..
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..
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..
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..
"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..
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