RUGBY UNION - Birmingham and Solihull Bees appoint Littlechild as new head coach - The Solihull Observer

RUGBY UNION - Birmingham and Solihull Bees appoint Littlechild as new head coach

BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Bees have appointed George Littlechild as the club’s new head coach for the 2024/25 season.

Littlechild won three league titles, two cups and two promotions while working as a performance coach with Loughborough University.

During his time at Loughborough, Littlechild also coached local club East Leake who had recently reformed and led the team to a third-place finish in their first competitive season.

Littlechild said: “It’s a club with lots of history, the success it’s had over recent years is a great starting block for me and my ideas to hopefully take the club forwards.

“I’m excited for the future and hopefully the supporters and players are too.”

And former Birmingham and Solihull player Mitch Lee has also joined the club as assistant coach.




Lee also played for Old Saltleians, Nuneaton and Camp Hill during his career and represented Greater Birmingham and North Midlands at county level.

Since retiring he has coached Camp Hill’s under-15s and under-16s, Edwardians and Old Saltleians.


Lee said: “As an ex-player, I have always kept an eye on how the club are doing.

“Looking at the young squad and professionalism that still remains around the club, it is a really exciting opportunity for me to work with great coaches and an incredible playing squad who want to learn and progress.

“From talking to the playing members, managers and the committee, regarding short-term and long-term goals, you can see that the club is in a very special place at the moment and the club has an unbelievable future ahead of it.

“I can’t wait to start work and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.”

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