UoB Lions Juniors Update

UoB Lions Juniors Update

In a massive week for the student programme as they prepare for a semi-final versus Stirling Clansmen, 9 members of the Lions Juniors have been picked for the 75-man squad for the up and coming qualifier against Russia on Saturday 11th April.

15 Lions travelled to Filton College in Bristol on Saturday 21st February, to show the GB coaches what they are all about.

In a 2-a-day session, packed with well over 100 hopefuls, the Lions worked hard in every drill and were always first to step up for extra reps. All players received excellent feedback from the GB positional coaches and are proof that sound fundamentals and consistent skills development lie at the heart of improvement.

The players’ chosen represent a variety of positions across the squad and are split fairly evenly between Offense & Defense.


Nico White – OL

Joe Bull – OL

James Jones-Cross – RB

Mykel Dallas Nixon – WR



Louis Clarke – DL

Sam Taylor – LB

Samson Jones- Cross – DB

George Katoga – DB

Chris Moreau – DB


The next session is Saturday 21st March when the coaches will work towards choosing the 45-man game day roster. In the interim, the Youth and Juniors programmes are still recruiting, with  practices on Saturday’s from 11am to 1pm at University of Birmingham Bournbrook 3G

We wish them well!