TBC – Director of 7s Rugby
Capt TMS Nelson RA – Team Manager
34 (Seringaptam) Bty
14th Regiment Royal Artillery
Royal Artillery Barracks
Tel Mil: 94322 5343
Tel Civ: 01980 845343
Tel Mob: 07764 405691
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Lance Sergeant Alfred Vakacokovanua – Scots Guards Head Coach
Lance Corporal Vakacokovanua – Team Coach’Alfred’ is a rugby legend by any standards and a founding member of the Army 7s team. Alfred won a Gold Medal at the Hong Kong 7s in 1997 representing Fiji and two Middlesex 7s winner’s medals in 2001 and 2004. He gained six full Army caps, represented the Combined Services and the Barbarians. No one that size should be allowed to travel at Alfred’s speed without a crash helmet. After graduating from Nasinu College, Fiji he played for the Fiji Army and Suva Province before he arrived in England. Returning from a solid stint of ‘Ops’ with the Scots Guards he has now turned to coaching. A man of vision who has the complete attention of the squad – a quiet word and a nod is Alfred’s style which has delivered the results when it counts.
Contact via ARU
TBC – Assistant Team Manager
Captain Jonathan Lord – RAMC – Physiotherapist
Jonny (or Lordy) is an avid all round sportsman who loves hockey where he has represented at Army level. Has taken over the appointment of Physio for the team where he is proud to tell everyone he has firm stronger hands (however he cant juggle!) which has been proven to be wrong as he cant pass a rugby ball. A proud Bath man who totally supports the team, you will always see him ready on the side of the pitch to pounce when a player that has taken a knock or fall which is welcomed by the team and the odd referee! However, he sadly Jonny is confused which international team to support, England from his birth or Wales for his wife to keep peace keeping duties within the family! That said, he is an asset which has a calm demeanour and supports the players both on and off the pitch at all times.