Kevin Mannion is currently the Academy Performance Manager at Gloucester Rugby. Previously he has worked with Leicester Tigers, British Tennis and Wigan Warriors. He is also a former Rugby League athlete, playing for both Great Britain and England students, as well as playing professionally for Oldham. 1)What has led you into youth sport? I have […]
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. What was your sporting journey growing up and how were you introduced to […]
Dr Jeff Cullen is has been heavily involved in providing medical support in rugby for many years, both at a local and international level. He also recently contributed to an article on Concussion management on the British Journal of Sports Medicine Blog. I was privileged to work alongside him in this years Scotland U16 and U17 […]
What aspects of your athletes’ training are you so distant from that you may have forgotten, not be empathetic with, or understand?
Recently I was interviewed for the “Growing Up Strong” Podcast, a podcast dedicated to the development of young athletes, hosted by Sam Joyce. You might remember Sam from our most recent “Ask the Expert” interview. In this episode. We discuss a range of topics including strength programmes, periods of accelerated growth and the effects working with […]
This month I review the autobiography of an international rugby legend…