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Major Oak Prop Star

Major Oak Rugby Coaching is pleased to announce Alexander Ioannou as our 2012/13 Prop Star.

Alex currently plays at Spalding RFC and has represented Cyprus.  He will receive coaching and support from Nigel Hall throughout the 2012/13 season.

We asked Alex why  he applied for Prop Star and what he thought the benefits would be to his game:

"I applied for PropStar as it is so difficult to improve scrummaging on a one on one level. Clubs don't have the hours to dedicate to scrum training when there are so many other facets of the game to work on, in 2 training sessions per week. Strength, Fitness and passing can all be worked on in your own time but the dark arts of the front row requires equipment and knowledge. A bit of research showed that MajorOak coaching is of the highest level. For me to reach my goal of playing national level rugby and securing more caps for Cyprus. This type of coaching is invaluable.

Winning training with Nigel will help me no end. From the first few sessions I have had my technique has improved no end. I now feel alot more confident going into games and am truly excited to continue the training. For me the best feeling is knowing that you have your opposite man in the bag and have bested him come scrum time."

We will keep you posted on Alex's progress throughout the season.


Have you got what it takes to be the Major Oak Prop Star for 2013/14 Season?

We are looking for a young, ambitious and talented front rower to be individually coached and mentored by our own Scrum Coach, Nigel Hall.

The 2013 Prop Star will receive:

  • Free 121 coaching sessions at our Scrum Centre in Nottingham
  • Free analysis sessions
  • Free performance feedback sessions
  • Free Scrum Coaching Membership
  • Bespoke training plans
  • FREE Major Oak Rugby Coaching clothing courtesy of our partners, Raging Bull.

Who is eligible?

Any front row player between the ages of 16 and 22 are eligible to enter.  You should be located within a reasonable distance of Nottingham to allow you to attend coaching sessions at the scrum centre.  We are looking for a young player who has the potential to be a future star.

How do you enter?

Send us an email outlining your career achievements and aspirations to info@majoroakcoaching.com.  

The 2013 Prop Star will be selected on the 1st August 2013.  The 2013/14 package runs for the duration of the season. Regular updates will be posted on this page and on our Facebook & Twitter pages of the pop stars progress.