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Develop Speed and Power (Part I) Leave a comment Read more »

Develop Speed and Power (Part I)

Welcome to the first article of my new rugby fitness blog! In this article, which is part I of a two-part series, I am going to cover a topic which will benefit any rugby player: speed training. There are many gimmicks out there that claim…


Club of the Month: Oxfam Crusaders Leave a comment Read more »

Club of the Month: Oxfam Crusaders

The Oxfam Crusaders (“OC7s”) were formed in 2012 by rugby player Will Affleck and his father, Frank Affleck. The purpose of the team was to compete in one tournament to help raise money for Will’s girlfriend, who was running the London Marathon on behalf of…


Joys of Age-Grade Coaching: Start of a New Season (Part 1) Leave a comment Read more »

Joys of Age-Grade Coaching: Start of a New Season (Part 1)

Five more sleeps! A new season starts on Sunday and for the first time in a few years I’m especially excited and enthusiastic at the prospect, so much so that I’m counting the days just as I hope my players will be. Five more sleeps……


Sandy Naylor: How to Train, Eat Well & Work - PART II: DO IT Leave a comment Read more »

Sandy Naylor: How to Train, Eat Well & Work – PART II: DO IT

Ok, so in Part I of my blog series, I wrote about setting a goal, getting into a routine and planning. Part 2 is about actually doing it. For me, this has always been about a lifestyle change. So I treat it as such and…


Find Rugby Now 7s 2013 Review & Photos Leave a comment Read more »

Find Rugby Now 7s 2013 Review & Photos

On 6 July 2013 FRN held its annual rugby 7s tournament in London where its FRN 7s men’s and women’s teams competed on the day. The tournament was twice the size of the 2012 event and included some well received additions like a £500 cup…


Club of the Month: Dartford Valley RFC Leave a comment Read more »

Club of the Month: Dartford Valley RFC

Dartford Valley Rugby Club (“DVRFC”) is a rapidly growing grassroots club from North Kent, which we have selected as our Club of the Month because of the huge strides it has made in developing the club, setting up a ladies side and helping the community.…


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