San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
With the last Lions Test v Australia on July 6th, it's goodbye to rugby for a couple of months, as a very long season comes to an end.
Why not make the most of the day by coming along to Find Rugby Now's London Tournament
Ex England and former Lion Andy Titterrell and 'School of Hard Knocks' graduate Mick Finnegan are launching their charity State of Mind at the event and have invited TRBN members to an exclusive 'meet and greet'.
Andy and Mick will be available in the bar from 10 am to talk about the charity, their rugby experiences and for some informal networking.
The final test will be shown live after this at 11.00 am and then there is a whole afternoon of 7s rugby to look forward to. With 32 teams having registered to take part, activities for the kids, entertainment and onsite food and bar facilities, it's a great way to spend a rugby filled day!
Andy Titterrell signed for London Welsh ahead of the 2013/14 season after a career at Sale, Gloucester, Leeds Carnegie and Edinburgh. He won 5 caps for England and was selected for the British and Irish Lions Squad tour to New Zealand in 2005. He has gained accreditations in strength and conditioning and maintains a keen interest in coaching athletic development to improve the performance of players to reduce the risk of injury.
Mick Finnegan took part in the fifth series of 'School of Hard Knocks', a Sky Sports television programme which enlists jobless individuals for eight weeks of rugby training and psychological seminars. Headed by ex-army officer Chris Chudleigh, with Scott Quinnell and Will Greenwood for support, the course aims to help the unemployed with confidence and build an ethos of discipline and hard work to improve their performance on both a personal and professional level. Mick took full advantage of the opportunity and went on to earn his coaching badges, coached in Brazil and now works with London Irish on their community programme.
State of Mind works to improve the mental health, wellbeing and working life of rugby union players and communities.