Injury has robbed Harry Ellis of a certain World Cup spot with England next month, but his sad loss is Jersey’s gain as the fiery No 9 will be giving sessions on scrum-half play throughout next Thursday for the juniors and then as part of the Ashburton Coaching for Coaches programme in the evening at the Jersey Rugby Club.
That programme, which also includes evenings with former Springbok Glenn Gelderbloom, judo for rugby exponent Wayne Lakin and rugby defence expert Chris Everard, coincides with the return of the extremely popular Ashburton Leicester Tigers coaching for youngsters, with ages 13 to 17 being catered for next week Monday to Friday and the 9-12-year-olds the following week.
It really is turning into a rugby bonanza at Jersey RFC for both adults and children, with a question and answer session being held next Wednesday evening starring the whole Tigers party, but especially current international star Ellis and the goal-kicking hero of England’s 1980 Grand Slam team, full-back Dusty Hare.
That promises to be an extremely lively two hours! Ashburton, sponsors of professional coaching at Jersey RFC have arranged the following Coaches clinics: Next week – Tuesday 21 August, 6-8 pm – Attacking: options and scanning with Glenn Gelderbloom.
Wednesday, 22 August, 7 to 9 pm – Question and Answer session with the Tigers.
Thursday, 23 August, 6-9 pm – scrum-half player Week two – Tuesday 28 August, 6-8 pm – Judo for rugby with former Commonwealth Games champion Wayne Lakin.
Thursday, 30 August 6-8 pm – Defence principles and organisation with Chris Everard.
For more information on the coaching clinics, which are open to all Island clubs, please contact rugby development officer Mark White on 449766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org