Lions Sports Academy Team Up With England Rugby Players to Keep Children Fit Through Lockdown


​​​​​​​England Fly Half Meg Jones providing online training from her home
Photo of England Fly Half Meg Jones providing online training from her home​​​​​

Once again we find ourselves in another lockdown, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which is preventing children from getting access to the opportunities to stay fit and active.

We’ve seen petitions from celebrities, sports clubs asking the government to stay open and parents concerned for their child’s wellbeing. The government behind sport itself, UK Sport, announced a 50% drop in physical literacy in school children.

Although planned for only a month, this second lockdown will likely have a damaging effect on children's physical and mental wellbeing across the nation. 

Since we’ve returned to coaching, it’s come as a shock to hear from children themselves about the amount of exercise they did during the initial lockdown. We know the sport has been limited but the most shocking information we’ve discovered is the average number of steps they’re doing each day. Before lockdown, on average children were doing around 20,000 steps a day. Now, most are lucky if they do half that!

Because we understand the importance of keeping physically fit for physical and mental health, we have joined up with the England Rugby Sevens teams to provide free online training to children throughout the UK. We want to help keep them fit and p inspire them to stay motivated through these challenging times.

This November we have fly-half, Megan Jones, winger Tom Bowen and prop Abi Burton providing the coaching 5-6pm on Monday's Wednesday's and Friday's. We’re aiming to get Olympians and professional sportspeople on board too so you’ll have access to five days a week of coaching.

When speaking with Megan she said;

“I know how frustrated I get being stuck in all day and staying active keeps me sane! Let’s not shy away from keeping kids and adults active during this period.”

All you need to do to get involved and claim your free ticket is to head over to and find the ‘Live Lockdown Stream With England Rugby Sevens’. All sessions will take place from 5-6pm and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and engage with the players through webchat.

Sessions will take place on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's through lockdown - click here to get your FREE ticket

Alternatively, you can contact us on to find out more.

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