6 camps in 5 days across 3 countys. Last week was a big week for everyone involved at Lions Sports Academy with camps being held at Guildford RFC & Guildfordians RFC in Surrey, Windsor RFC & Bletchley RUFC in Berkshire & Buckinghamshire & at Alton RFC & Havant RFC in Hampshire. It was a fantastic week for everyone involved with the highlight of the week definitely taking place at Havant RFC, where on both days of our girls camp we have over 30 attendees each day. The standard of rugby throughout the week was exceptional & we would like to thank everyone who attended..
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"You get to meet lots of new people from other clubs & make new friends" & "They are always willing to help us improve & learn" . These were the words of Sophie & Carson after the end of this week's Lions Sports Academy camp at Guildfordians RFC. This is just a small example of the fun that the kids are having on our camps so far this week. It was not just at Guildfordians were these high praises were heard but also at Alton, Guildford, Windsor & also after day one of our girls camp at Havant RFC. It is brilliant to hear so many of our ..
On this week's Talent Tuesday we would like to present to you Connor Stuart, who is one of our ADP S&C coaches! Connor is one of our best and has the understanding to see that S&C can play a huge part in an athletes development & also that it has a big impact on them playing to the best of their ability in any sport. Full name: Connor Stuart How long have you been coaching? 4 years How did you get into it and why coaching? Got into coaching whilst studying at University, I saw that strength and conditioning could have a huge im..
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..
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..
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..
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