Coach Q&A with Callum Bateman-Champain

Callum playing for St Mary's university

Coach Callum Bateman-Champain currently is a passionate about all things rugby and has been playing for 16 years.

Q: How long have you been coaching for? 

I have been coaching for almost four years now.

Q: How long have you been coaching with Lions? 

I've been with Lions for three rugby seasons now.

Q: Why did you choose to coach with us?

Because Lions are well-known by students locally for taking them under their wings and offering lots of opportunities. 

Q: Which sport(s) do you coach and what qualifications do you have?

I am a Level-2 qualified rugby coach.

Q: Which clubs (if any) do you play for?

I play for the St Mary's university team, in Twickenham, during term time and my local club at home in East Grinstead.

Q: What is your ultimate goal as a coach?

My ultimate goal is to make youngsters better all-round rugby players.

Q: Who is your sporting hero and why?

My sporting hero is the open water swimmer, ultra-marathon runner and adventurer Ross Edgley.


Callum working for Lions when Sam Warburton visited

Q: Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

I have a very questionable tattoo on my ribs from when I went on a holiday with my mates.

Q: What other interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I am interested in health and exercise, so staying fit and going to the gym are my other hobbies.

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