Coach Q&A with Dan James

Lions coach Dan James is a very experienced coach and player. He's been capped internationally and has qualifications in both rugby and fitness. 

Q: How long have you been coaching for? 

I've been coaching for just over eight years.

Q: How long have you been coaching with Lions? 

For around two months now.

Q: Why did you choose to coach with us?

Because of the diverse range of coaching opportunities that Lions have to offer. 

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

I am qualified to level-2 in both fitness and rugby union coaching. I'm also a rugby sevens coach.

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

I play for the Civil Service Stags based in Chiswick, London, a club with a long and illustrious history formed in 1863 and Tropics 7s, a London based invitational 7s rugby team.

Q: What is your ultimate goal as a coach?

To give players a platform to grow and express themselves through sports.

Q: Who is your sporting hero and why?

Nick Cummins (Honey Badger), because he is able to be himself whatever team he's playing for. He was able to play internationally for Australia in the XVs, then 7s, then back to the XVs. He's just a great bloke and role model.

Q: Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

I have been capped for Netherlands v Portugal in the European Rugby Championships.

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

I also surf and take part in martial arts.


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