TEAM GB RUGBY 7s OLYMPIANS COACHING YOUTH!!Sunday September 17th, Ironsides Juniors were very proud to host Team GB Rugby 7s Olympians - Tom Mitchell, Dan Bibby & Phil Burgess - part of the Rio 2016 silver medal winning team!
The players joined us as Guest Coaches, training with several Youth age groups on Garratt Green before coming back to the club to join a Volunteers BBQ & social!
"Even though he was the smallest one on the park, GB skipper Tom Mitchell played a blinder with the U16s. Great lad, great session. Thanks for coming down!"
Matthew Eltringham, U16 Coach
Tom Mitchell (Captain) & U16s
"I thought it was a great session where 7s player Phil Burgess helped us work on the offload and support lines. It was also a very intense session (in terms of speed), which helped us make accurate decisions under pressure (when we were tired)"
Thomas Wilkins, U15 Player
Phil Burgess & U15s
"The boys really enjoyed having the opportunity to meet some of their heroes and Dan Bibby gave great feedback during the session.
All very inspirational!"
Holly Cross, U13 Manager
Dan Bibby & U13s
Back at the club there were plenty of group photos and selfies were taken with Minis and Youth players, plus a few keen Junior committee & mothers wanting to engage more with Rugby 7s...
Organisation was helped by former professional rugby players, Adam & Darren Clayton (of Zeus Events), who were on hand to keep things running smoothly and offer encouragement to our players too!
Darren Clayton & U15 Charlie Brooke
Our Olympian guests mingled with the Minis too and got out the silverware!
"We welcome some of the England U7s squad!" 😂 (Ed. err that'll be Team GB Rugby 7s)
"Is it the real medal?"
Tom Mitchell, Dan Bibby & Phil Burgess with Micro & U7s
On the day we were also hosting a Junior Volunteers BBQ with a fabulous feast prepared by our new resident Chef, Alan Snow + team
Healthy chicken wraps & the best burgers at Ironsides!
plus a newly stocked bar, still at old prices! 😊
(a genuine Ironsides burger!)
In the club more photos were taken and the website even managed to get in on a shot!
Justin Basini, Antony Legge, Tom Mitchell, Phil Burgess, Dan Bibby, Matthew Eltringham
more on TeamGB Rugby 7s on the TeamGB website
more on Adam & Darren Clayton on the Zeus Events website
Check Twitter #OlympicIronsides for more from the day!
Tom Mitchell - https://twitter.com/TBobbyMitchell
Dan Bibby - https://twitter.com/dbibby15
Phil Burgess - https://twitter.com/Philip__Burgess
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2006 - Road to Rouen
2009 - Final Game for Ironsides
2017 - Back Home with Marcus
2017 - Living with the Pride
2006 - Set Piece
2008 - U14 @ Centre
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