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Holistic Athlete Development (Part 1) Leave a comment Read more »

Holistic Athlete Development (Part 1)

In this series of blogs, I would like to introduce coaches and athletes to a concept that aims to develop players through skills gained and applied outside the usual training and competition environment. The idea is that coaches and athletes should emphasise a stronger requirement…


Tom Croft's Inspirational Recovery Leave a comment Read more »

Tom Croft’s Inspirational Recovery

So, what would you do? Picture it…you are having a great game but it all comes to an end as a badly timed tackle pushes your neck downwards into your chest. You know this is bad as it is taking some time to get you…


Non Evans MBE Joins FRN! Leave a comment Read more »

Non Evans MBE Joins FRN!

We are delighted to announce that women’s Welsh rugby legend, Non Evans MBE, will be coming on board to join our professional rugby bloggers! For anyone that is a supporter of women’s rugby, Non Evans is a household name, and as her MBE for Services…


Take the DRYATHLON Challenge! Leave a comment Read more »

Take the DRYATHLON Challenge!

No alcohol this January for Cancer Research UK New year, new you? This January, Cancer Research UK is challenging people up and down the country to put their glasses down for Britain’s first ever Dryathlon. Dryathlon is a new fundraising campaign that challenges social drinkers…


The Importance of Sleep Leave a comment Read more »

The Importance of Sleep

With winter drawing in, cold dark nights looming, people everywhere are getting into hibernation mode. Everyone except those athletes whose training continues, regardless of cravings for duvets and hot chocolate. Sleep aids muscle repair, memory conditioning and hormone regulation for growth and appetite. The functionality…


Chris Craknell Talks Honestly About Selection Leave a comment Read more »

Chris Craknell Talks Honestly About Selection

  Selection week – the week every player loves and dreads! It is one of the most stressful times that any rugby player goes through outside of contract negotiations and being injured. The elation that you feel when you are selected is something truly special.…


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