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Masterclass guest coaches are now confirmed

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Leicester Tigers can confirm that Anthony Allen, Olly Cracknell and Geraint Davies have been confirmed as the guest coaches for our summer half-term Masterclasses.

They join former England International Vicky Macqueen, as well as members of the Leicester Tigers women's team to complete the line-up of guest coaches. 

Have you or your child ever dreamt of playing on the pitch at Mattioli Woods Welford Road? Well, we can make that dream come true for the younger rugby players your life this summer half-term! The coaching team that will lead the masterclasses this summer at Mattioli Woods Welford Road are as follows:

Attacking Play and Handling Skills Masterclass Coaches: Anthony Allen

Anthony Allen is a former England international player and coach. He played for Leicester Tigers 126 times between 2009 and 2015.

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Looking at a variety of methods to find and manipulate space and be an effective attacking player. A chance to work on the technical skills and tactical awareness required to execute an attack.


Defensive Play and the Contact Area Masterclass Coaches: Olly Cracknell

Olly Cracknell is a back-row player for Leicester Tigers. Olly joined us in the 22/23 season from London Irish, having previously been involved in the Welsh U20s international team and playing over 100 games for the Ospreys.

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Get up in your opponent's face to apply pressure and win back possession for your team. The defence masterclass will look at the safest, most effective way to be a dominant defender as part of the defensive unit.


Kicking Masterclass Coaches:  Geraint Davies

Davies is the Lead Academy Coach for the Leicester Tigers Academy and was appointed in the 2021 / 22 season

Date: Friday, June 2, 2023

Learn the correct way to execute the variety of kicks on offer as part of your attacking game and win the ‘kick battle’, as well as the art of goal kicking. Open to boys in the Under-13 to Under-16 age grades.



Girls Masterclass Coaches: Vicky Macqueen and Tigers women's players

Vicky Macqueen is the Head of Women's rugby at Leicester Tigers and won 34 England caps during her time as a player. She will be joined by members of the Tigers women's squad who won the Championship North 1 this year and are about to begin their first season in the Premier 15s.

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Covering core elements of attacking and defensive play with Leicester Tigers Head of Women's Rugby, Vicky Macqueen, and members of the women’s squad. Open to girls in the Under -12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 girls only age grades.



Book now to secure your place in our summer half-term Masterclasses.