Playing rugby has been part of Old Ellesmerian Sam Lewis life since he started school and soon afterwards joined  Shrewsbury Rugby Club. After three years at the Corbett School in Baschurch, a Rugbyclass course during the summer holidays drew Sam to Ellesmere College. He joined as a Rugby Academy Scholar in Year 10 and played for the 1st XV in the Sixth Form. Having played for Shropshire and the North Midlands at every level from the age of 13, reaching the England Schools Team aged 16, since leaving in 2008 Sam Lewis joined the Worcester Warriors Academy, playing a number of games in the Guinness Premiership A League.

Following some part-time coaching at Malvern College, Sam decided to pursue coaching qualifications and returned to Ellesmere College last October to set-up training sessions at the School for members of the Rugby Academy. The advantage of these sessions to improve strength and conditioning was swiftly recognised by the Director of the Tennis Academy and the Titans Swimming Club and in the last few months, the number of sessions has grown to 6 a week.

Sam will be joining members of the Ellesmere College Academies Coaching Team on Saturday 30th January for the Schools Academy Day when he will be running a conditioning session.

Paul Goodwin explained, Since the day I first met Sam when he was 15 years old, he has always demonstrated his passion for rugby in all that he has done to further his talent. We are absolutely delighted that he has returned to the School to offer his support with individuals development of their chosen sport. He is an inspiration to many of our pupils and brings much to the coaching team. 

Children aged between 8 and 16 are encouraged to join the Academy Day at Ellesmere College to understand the opportunity that exists to combine their education whilst realizing their talent in cricket, rugby, swimming, tennis. For more information about the Ellesmere College Academy Day, click here.

14th January 2010  Back to News