Great news for my team Village Lions!
New York, NY (Sept. 5, 2010) – The Village Lions Rugby Football Club (Div. 2/ Met-NY Union) is pleased to announce that they have secured Philippines National Team Head Coach Expo Mejia to head its men’s side.
Mejia, who recently lead the Philippines National Team to the IRB Asian 5 Nations Div. 2 title in his first year as head coach, is a former first grade colts coach at Gordon Rugby Club (2007), first grade coach at Penrith Rugby Club (2009) in the Sydney Premiership Competition and backs coach for the Australian Barbarians in 2009 and 2010. He has also worked for NSW Rugby Union (Waratahs) and Australian Rugby Union (ARU) as Coach Education Coordinator in 2008 and 2009.
“I am very excited to be part of the Lions rugby club,” said Mejia. “Since my first meeting here, I have been impressed by the professionalism of the staff and the enthusiasm of the players. I predict the Lions will pose a serious threat to the top Div 2 sides across the country.” The New York City-based Lions, founded in 1989, carries two full men’s sides that compete in Div. 2 and a Women’s side that was recently promoted to Div.1.
“In Mejia, we have one of the best coaches you can find on U.S. soil,” said Bret Costain, VLRFC President.