Jake Nelson Takes the Lead on All Blues 7s.
The All Blues would like to extend a warm welcome to Jake Nelson, 2014 Summer 7’s Head Coach. A Premiere league prop for SFGG, Jake first heard of rugby through a friend during his senior year of high school. Nearly two years after playing football for Humboldt State, Jake attended a practice on Wednesday, played in a game on Friday, and “thought rugby was the cat’s meow.”
As a member of the Northern California Rugby community, Jake is very familiar with the All Blues reputation and has gotten to know several of the players over the years.This is Jake’s first head coaching position, and he is “very excited to be a part of a first class rugby club and intends to keep the standard of All Blues Rugby.” Returning veterans Sarah Davis and Irene Gardner are heading the squad this year as captains. An additional 5 athletes will return along with the aforementioned ladies from the National Championship 2013 squad.
With goals set high, Jake hopes to enter 2014 and defend our National Championship. Jake hopes to find areas of the game in which we can improve upon as individuals as well as a team.
By Lisa Dombroski