Ewan swaps the Isle of Arran for the Bay of Plenty
On the 11th of June 2013, Ewan Bulger was announced as the first recipient of the Coach Logic Scholarship which includes return flights to New Zealand and a month’s worth of top coaching and conditioning at the Inside Running Academy based in the Bay of Plenty.
With a population of just 5,058, 18 year old Isle of Arran resident Ewan Bulger feels like one in a million having won Coach Logic’s rugby scholarship to New Zealand. In a recent video Q&A Ewan whose ambitions is to play for the British Lions said he was looking forward to his trip to NZ because.
“New Zealand are consistently the best side in the world as they are dedicated, committed and every player that pulls on a jersey would die for their country.”
He later added…
“I am looking forward to the Inside Running Academy, so the can break my game down and build me into the complete player”
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Ewan interviewed by his Dad, Neil.
He will certainly have the perfect performance environment to improve with fantastic facilities and the expert knowledge of former and current international players and coaches, such as former England International and Academy Manager Dan Ward-Smith and World Cup winning Strength and Conditioning Coach for the current All Blacks, Dr Nic Gill.
Dr Nic Gill at the Inside Running Academy
Andy and I were both extremely impressed with his level of commitment, highlighted by the fact he makes an 80 mile round trip three times a week to travel from Arran to the Scottish mainland for training and games with rugby club Ayr. He also has great pedigree and has been involved at various representative levels including Scotland U17 and 18’s.
“Ewan showed a real commitment to his training and development in his application. The fact that he jumps on a ferry and has to sleep on friends couches just to make a gym session, before returning back to school, really impressed us at Coach Logic and the team at the Inside Running Academy” Coach Logic co-founder Andy Muir.
Ewan who has promised to take his bagpipes with him so that the locals can experience a little Scottish culture said:
“Although 6’6” and 96kg there are stronger players, there are bigger and faster players (for now), but I don’t know of anyone who has given up so much to make their dream a reality. I’ll happily swap the ferry for the plane to New Zealand and can’t wait to benefit from this amazing opportunity that Coach Logic has given me.”
Everyone at Coach Logic is looking forward to keeping up with Ewan’s progress and wish him the best of luck!
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