Aug 1, 2018
As a player, Russell Earnshaw played Premiership Rugby with West Hartlepool, Bath where he won the European Cup and Rotherham Titans. Internationally he played for England on the IRB Sevens circuit, at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and was part of the squad that played in the IRB World Series tournaments in Chile and Argentina
As a coach, Russell has been assistant coach to the England 7's team and at the time of the interview, Russell was an assistant coach as part of the RFU's pathway program. Russell is now, along with many things Director at the Magic Academy
In this interview, from a hard tackling rugby player and coach you're going to hear comments endorsing:
This is a must listen to conversation which challenges us as parents to redefine winning and to promote inclusion. To Russell's frustration young people are being excluded and therefore leaving from the sport due to a mentality that winning is everything.
For us, we were left thinking; "what does loving our kids look like from the courtside?"
Keep in contact with Russ on: @russellearnshaw
Please don't forget to spread the word about Courtside with a comment or a recommendation!!
Please do follow us on: @courtsidedad
All the best
Andy and Catherine Burns