Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Premiership Rugby Player Launches On-Line Coaching Website

An on-line grassroots rugby site offering online coaching for kids across the whole country is launched this week by premiership rugby player and winger Tom May who will be personally blogging on the site everyday:


Tom May said "working on the site which includes online coaching for kids across the whole country has been hugely exciting ... rugby has given me fantastic opportunities in my career and I now want to put something back into the sport and if I can help the smaller clubs and the kids coming into the game then it will make me very proud."

Right now, Tom is facing a challenge of his own, embarking on a 541 cycle ride this Wednesday the 28th May across all the premiership rugby clubs in England from Newcastle to the grand home of rugby Twickenham in London on the 4th June arriving at 6.00pm.

Tom May continues .. "Compared to my normal training for rugby, this is going to be very different and much harder than I probably understand. In my position on the rugby field, I am required to work at high intensity for relatively short periods of time, the focus being on power and speed. I have realised this is completely different and the endurance and stamina required will be a real challenge. I am relying on my fitness to get me through the vast majority of the journey and I will just get through the rest somehow - probably with a rubber ring and extra padding on my cycle shorts!"

Tom will be looking to raise funds for famous duo Ant & Dec's Metro Radio charity Just for Kids and his target is £40,000 - remarkably over £25,000 has already been donated.

For a chance to win an autographed rugby ball signed by premiership rugby players and Tom's friends, log on to www.justgiving.com/tomsjustforkidsbikeride and make a donation for as little as £1 up to £10,000+ ! or log on to Tom's on line rugby coaching site: