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Mark Robertson (ASM Clermont Auvergne Rugby Club): From the Scottish Borders to Brazil

Mark Robertson is a former International Rugby Sevens player and Olympian, amassing 56 tournaments for Scotland Sevens, securing their first ever HSBC World Series win in London, as well as winning a silver medal for Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Since retiring he has worked as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Scottish Rugby Academy before moving on to ASM Clermont Auvergne.

In this episode Mark discusses:

  • Growing up in the 7’s hotspot of Melrose.
  • How goalsetting became a big driver in his development and performance.
  • Acheiving the “Dream” of a Melrose 7’s final and his journey to the Pro game.
  • The lows of injury and deselection in his career.
  • The highs of the first World Series win at Twickenham, going back to back, and the Rio Olympics.
  • The importance of players building interests and identity outside of their sport.
  • The challenges of moving to France and coaching in a different language.

You can keep up to date with Mark via his Instagram: @markyrobertson and learn about the School of 7’s via their website  and Instagram: @schoolof7s .

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