Coach McMaster Announces Full GB Lions Juniors Coaching Roster

GB Lions Juniors Head Coach Neale McMaster and the British American Football Association have announced the programme’s full coaching staff, as the team builds towards future challenges.

The announcement not only fills out the Under 20’s Coaching Roster, but also shares the appointment of an Under 17’s Coaching Roster to aid in the further development of young athletes looking to develop through the GB programme.

The additions to the coaching roster include a wealth of new names taking their first strides into coaching at an international level!

Further, the creation of a team of General Assistants to the Coaching Staff will allow not only for a wealth of support for the GB players themselves through their training, but also the further development of potential future coaches for the GB programme itself.

Per BritishAmericanFootball.org:

GB junior coaching staff update

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Following the recent call for applications, and subsequent interview process, the Great Britain Junior Squad can now announce its full coaching roster

Senior staff

  • Head Coach – Neale McMaster
  • Offensive Coordinator – Andrew Morgan
  • Defensive Coordinator – Chris Herbert
  • Offensive Special Teams – Damon Kirby
  • Defensive Special Teams – Scott Rowe

 

U20’s Positional Coaching Roster

  • Quarterbacks – Dan Maher
  • Running Backs – Andrew Scott
  • Lead Wide Receivers – Matt Wade
  • Assistant Wide Receivers – James Hossack
  • Offensive Line – Frankie Pankhurst
  • Defensive Line – Russ Hewitt
  • Linebackers – Fabrizio Gargiulo
  • Safeties – Phoebe Schechter
  • Defensive Backs – James Wilford

 

U17 Coaching Roster

  • Quarterbacks – Levi Edwards
  • Running Backs – Jason Shaw
  • Wide Receivers – Andrew Morgan
  • Offensive Line – Lydon Ward-Best
  • Defensive Line – Ed Miller
  • Linebackers – Tom Hammett
  • Defensive Backs – Jon Holloway

Head Coach Neale McMaster said:

“I’m unbelievably excited to announce, what I think, is an incredibly strong staff. Our U17 staff is built to help develop our younger players at 11 on 11 football, with a strong focus on fundamentals. This is an incredibly important role, as this is the area we believe will give us the biggest return in terms of closing the gap to the countries playing in the European Championships currently.

Our U20 staff is more focused on performance, and ensuring that our players are prepared to play at the highest level possible, and develop these young men into some of the best in Europe. In particular, I’m delighted to announce a number of General Assistants (GA’s) to be part of the squad. These are coaches who we believe are the future of the game, and we want to give them the opportunity to learn, develop and experience international level football in a way that will mean they can move up to positional or coordinator roles in the future.

For us, coaching development is a massive part of our role as a programme, however, we would not have picked these GAs if we didn’t know they can help develop our players, and ultimately help us win games in the future.”

The staff will have a kick-off meeting this weekend, and will be in attendance at both the U17 and U19 finals over the coming months to finalise the invite list for upcoming trials, which will be announced very soon.

General Assistants

  • Jon Chilton
  • John Angell
  • Chris Sinnige
  • Paul Richardson
  • Rachel Trim
  • Mikey Davies
  • Robyn Steward
  • George Foster
  • Sam Marshall
  • Charles Selenkay
  • Kevin Kong
  • Abraham Day
  • Will Babbington
  • Jack Mullins
  • Ben Read

 

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