December 9, 2013

Director of Athlete Performance and Coach Development, Paul Balsom, was asked to deliver an Acceleration and Change of Direction workshop with the Leicester Tigers professional rugby club, in England.

The Leicester Tigers are arguably England’s most prestigious Rugby Union team. The Leicester Tigers are the current Rugby Union Aviva Premiership champions. They have won the league a record 10 times since the introduction of Rugby League in 1987 and they have appeared in a record 9 successive Premiership finals, 2005-2013. They are the most successful English side to compete in the European Heineken Cup.

Paul worked with the Leicester Academy Team, which is run by ex-English international Neil McCarthy, and will return to England in 2014 for a series of additional conditioning workshops with the team.

I was a professional rugby player for 12 years and have been coaching in professional rugby for another 10 years, and I have not come across a better conditioning coach than Paul Balsom. – Neil McCarthy