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Lions Finish 2018 Off In Style With Incredible Camp
Lions Sports Academy rounded off 2018 with our final camp of the year at Ely Tigers Rugby Club on Friday 28th December. It was a fantastic day and a brilliant way to finish the year. There was a great turnout and the entire day was conducted in a great manner. The whole day included lots of fun games & activities which seemed to go down well with all the kids involved, as well some more technicial drills such as a tackling masterclass for the U11s that were in attendance.  It was a huge success and this was made more clear by Lions CEO Andy Jones, who said post-event "This ..
Lions Kick Off Festive Holidays with Two Fantastic Camps
Lions Sports Academy kicked off the festive holidays by hosting two fantastic events, a girl's masterclass and a mixed camp at Horsham RFC & Aylesbury RFC! They were two amazing events that entertained all who attended and gave everyone a day of fun-filled activities that brought out some excellent skills. The Girls Masterclass was split into four different areas (Forwards, Backs, Scrum Halves & Kicking) and each of the different areas was led by position-specific coach. The brilliant quartet of Leanne Riley (England & Harlequins), Jade Konkel (Scotland & ..
Lions Add New Addition To Coaching Team - OSCAR BLANCHARD
Lions Sports Academy would like to welcome Oscar Blanchard as our latest addition to our ever expanding coaching team. Oscar is a fantastic new recruit and we look forward to working closely with him and getting to see exactly what he will bring to the Lions team.  We asked Oscar a few questions to get to know him a bit better and find out about some of his interests..... Full name: Oscar Blanchard How long have I been coaching: 4 months. Since August How did I get into it and why coaching: I have always been interested in the sporting industry and my passion has always been..
Introducing Our Latest Coach - Edward Hansell
Lions Sports Academy would like to formally welcome Edward Hansell to our coaching team. We are throughouly looking forward to working with him and we are excited to see what he can do when given the chance.  Lions conducted a brief interview with Edward to get to know him a bit better as he joins the team and see why he got into coaching and what he's passionate about.   Full name: Edward Hansell How long have you been coaching? Has been coaching for 2 years beginning at Seaford College working with the junior School. Edward hopes to be able to help othe..
Lions International Coaches At Pulborough RFC
Lions Sports Academy Coaches Leanne Riley (England & Harlequins Womens) and Holly Myers (Harlequins Womens) performed a coaching session at Pulborough RFC on Sunday for some of the clubs girls teams.  It was a fantastic turnout by the girls and being coached by two amazing players was a massive thing for some of the girls. Leanne and Holly put the girls through their paces, working on handling and movement by implementing different rules into a variety of touch rugby games. The girls really bought into what Leanne and Holly were trying to teach them and this was highlighting b..
Lions Perform Coaching Masterclass At Wimbledonian Warriors
Lions Sports Academy, lead by CEO Andy Jones, performed a coaching masterclass at Wimbledonian Warriors on Wednesday evening. All coaches from Wimbledonian Warriors and other clubs were invitied along to learn about new drills that they could use when coaching or improve already existing drills that they are using.  It was a fantastic evening and all the coaches responded positivley to the session put on by Andy. The masterclass was centred around coaches for U11-U13 and each of them was required to bring along a drill and perform it to the rest of the group. Every person who attended ..
Introducing Our Latest Coach - Samuel Packham
Introducing our latest coaching addition..... Samuel Packham!!   We conducted an interview with Samuel to find out more about himself and how he managed to get into coaching. We are really pleased that he has joined Lions Sports Academy and cannot wait to work closely with him in the foreseeable future.   Full name: Samuel Packham   How long have you been coaching, how did you get into it and why coaching? I’ve been coaching on and off for 7 years (because I was studying for my degree). I started my coaching journey in college when I was offere..
Myles Nesbeth: Introducing Our Latest Coaching Addition
Lions Sports Academy would like to formally introduce Myles Nesbeth as our latest coach. We are very eager to be working with Myles and can’t wait to see him in action. We did a brief interview with Myles in order to get to know him a bit better and understand what exactly coaching means to him! How long have you been coaching? Basketball & multisport coaching: two years S&C coaching: 1 year How did you get into it and why coaching? I have been involved in sport from a young age and have had some inspirational coaches around me during that time and I feel that younger..
DON'T MISS OUT ON OUR AMAZING DEAL! In preparation of Black Friday on Friday 23rd November, Lions Sports Academy are offering a 10% off deal on everything including future camps and courses.  The deal includes everything from masterclasses, camps, courses (ADP) and will run for a whole week from Monday 19th - Friday 23rd November. Be sure to act quick and take advantage of this fanstastic deal!     ..
Lions Coaches Perform Coaching Masterclasses at St Thomas’ School
Three of Lions Sports Academy’s top coaches performed four days of coaching masterclasses at St Thomas’ School in Clapham this week. Harlequins and England Scrum Half Leanne Riley, Wasps and England International Katie Mason and Harlequins winger Holly Myers each coached two specific skills blocks that focused on the pupils needs and the key areas affected by the rules for their age.   Leanne focused on 2 on 1 switches, dummy switches and the draw and pass, whilst Katie and Holly looked to get the pupils engaged in developing their tackling techniques as well as their co..