LFCC Rugby Hosts Skills Clinic

For Immediate Release:
August 13, 2012

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

 Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC)  and its men’s and women’s rugby teams will host a skills clinic led by Eric Miller, a former player for the British Lions and the Ireland National teams and a coach for Leinster, and Mark Lambourne, Men’s Rugby Coach at JMU.  The event will be held at the LFCC Middletown Campus on Wednesday, August 29th from 4 – 6:30 p.m.  The event will allow LFCC team members and interested players to work on specific skills.

                Eric Miller played for the British Lions in 1997 on their South African Tour where he made over five appearances.   From 1997-2006, he won 48 caps for Ireland and between 200-2006 made 148 appearances for Leinster featuring in over 50 Heineken European Cup games.  Miller also played three years for the Leicester Tigers.  More recently, Miller has been coaching at Blackrock and Leinster Youth and is a qualified IRB coach.

                Mark Lambourne was USA Collegiate All American in Rugby from 1983-85 and Captain of the University of California, Berkeley team where he played on the National Championship squads in 1983 and 1985.  From 1985-88 he played for the Pacific RFU and West RFU and was the player/coach of the Olympic Club (san Francisco) from 1990-96.  Lambourne is the high school performance Coaching Director for Virginia’s Under-19 and is the Men’s Coaching Director at James Madison University.

                For more information on this event, contact Coach Aaron Painter at [email protected] or (540)868-7216.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.