POWELL Tom < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 10 Nov 1985 in Sheffield, ENG
Height1.97 m
Weight 103 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Katy
Residence Sheffield, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Student
Higher education Management - University of Northumbria: Newcastle, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He was introduced to rugby in secondary school, and began playing rugby sevens rugby at age 17 at Millfield School in Somerset, England.
Why this sport? He enjoyed rugby sevens immediately as his school was involved in a lot of tournaments and he got to travel around the country.
Name of coach Simon Amor [national]
Coach from which country? England
Coach from what year? 2013
Training Regime The team has technical sessions from Monday to Wednesday and Thursday off. Friday and Saturday are spent doing fitness work.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for England
Tournament International Tournament
Location Wellington
General Interest
Hobbies Property development. (LinkedIn profile, 02 Oct 2013)
Most influential person in career School coaches Steve Shortland, John Brimacombe, Alan Starr and Richard Bodie. (rfu.com, 16 Mar 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you want something then go and get it. Don't let knock backs or criticism prevent you. Commit to your goals and work hard to achieve them as success never comes cheap." (rfu.com, 16 Mar 2013)
Other information BUSINESS ASPIRATIONS
He is studying leadership and management at the University of Northumbria in England and hopes to graduate in 2014. "Upon completion of my degree I hope to gain work experience within a successful organisation that will enable a transition from professional sport to a future career in business." (LinkedIn profile, 02 Oct 2013)