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                                                                            At the risk of sounding like every other cliché-wrapped bundle of festive round-up codswallop: this year has been quite the rollercoaster. Unprecedented successes have been followed by mind-numbingly predictable failures. Normal orders have been restored, usurped and downright destroyed. Reputations have been fortified ..

Whatever your age, size or gender, resistance training is good for your health

                                                                                                                                                 Photo courtesy BBC The BBC’s publicity people have got one hell of a job on th..
It is a sign of changing times that the early season international breaks are, to most of us, something of an inconvenience. The lustre of the Premier League is now such that it far eclipses its international counterpart for excitement, drama and quality, and any interruption to its seemingly endless stream of high-class theatre is treated irksome to those who plan their weekends around it. Now it’s all over and done with till March, we can get back to the opulent footballing indulgences of West Brom v Burnley on a Monday night. Thank god. This most recent round of fixtures, howev..

Misinformed concerns and a misrepresented image of the gym-goer have led historically to a wariness on the part of parents to all things gym. However, over the past two decades, things have changed dramatically...

             Lions Foundation Strength will help young athletes gain an understanding of resistance training in a safe and effective gym environment to physically prepare the body for sport.    From a performance, injury prevention and confidence perspective, Lions  ​Foundation Strength  will:   Increase upper and lower body strength Increase power Build confidence  Increase movement efficiency  Improve co-ordination Reduce chance of injury ​The course is ope..
  Lions Sports Academy are offering a 10% early booking discount across all February 2017 half term camps. Enter Code NOV16 to redeem. Offer ends on 30th November 2016. Camps confirmed so far are at: Guildford RC Old Wimbledonians Warriors RC Teddington RFC Weybridge Vandals RC   ..
                Barring a woeful batting display against Pakistan at The Oval – a rather damp climax to an otherwise bright summer – England could have found themselves on top of the test-match tree. As it is, they don’t. Still, with this in mind, it seems counter-intuitive to look ahead at this winter’s tour with glum pessimism, regardless of whether this may or may not be ‘the English way of doing things’. However, it really is difficult to feel anything but. The overriding view of our chances this winter is, a..
                                  The international rugby calendar is a matter of serious contention. Since the advent of the World Cup, the expansion of the Five and Tri-nations, and the introduction of annual, trans-global tours to and from the southern hemisphere, the fixture list has become a tad crowded, to say the least. In the past thirteen months, the home nations have played World Cup warm up fixtures, the World Cup itself – with varying degrees of length and intensity – the Six N..
                                                         Spoiled by pulse-racing drama on a weekly basis for nine months of the year, ravenous after the famine of a predictably dismal international summer, mid-August found the football fan in a state of delirious excitement. No longer were kicks to be got from the gossip columns. No longer were we to rely on social interaction to fill our weekends. The Premier League was back. However, as the du..