Dec 14, 2014
Elliot Pollard Named Ohio State Women’s Rugby Sevens Director
The Ohio State Women’s Rugby Club is excited to announce that Elliot Pollard has been named the Director of the sevens program. Originally from East London, South Africa where he earned a Sports Administration degree in Rugby while playing for the Hamiltons and Stutterheim and Provincial Rugby for the Border Baa Baas. Currently he is the Director of Rugby for Miami University Men’s program, the Tiger Academy Skills Coach, and the 1823 Sevens Assistant Coach.
The Ohio State Women’s Rugby Club has a long and storied history in United States Division 1 Rugby and with the inclusion of Rugby Sevens in the Olympics in 2016 has put incredible focus of this variant of the game. OSU has finished 2nd in the College Rugby Sevens Championship and has never finished any lower than 8th in the USA Rugby Division 1 Collegiate Sevens National Championship.
Many of the OSU players have garnered individual awards and have played for Select-Side teams in International play. In recent years OSU players have been named to the USA Championship All-Tournament Sevens Team, played for Atlantis Select Side, Stars & Stripes All-Star Team, and the US All-American Sevens Travel Team.
Unique resources are available for Ohio State University players interested in excelling at Sevens in the United States. The Tiger Rugby Academy (a sanctioned Olympic Development Academy) is located off campus in Columbus Ohio. A monitored strength program is available to these OSU players, unique in rugby, as well as dedicated coaching and training to develop players for the National team.
Coach Pollard’s plan is to continue the tradition at the Ohio State University Women’s Rugby program and focus on developing individual players interested in playing for the US National Team.
Attention: All High School Rugby Players thinking of coming to Ohio State University, check out this flyer to help you with the application process: OSUWRFC Recruiting Fall 2013
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