Change at the top of the tricolor selection
Eight years later, the Italian 7-man rugby team changed its technical leadership. In fact, Andy Vilk, who will remain advisor in any case, will leave his position as director of Matteo Mazantini.
Rugby at 7: Matteo Mazantini is the new coach of the blue team
Matteo Mazantini, a rugby player from Livorno born in 1976, who collected 9 caps with Italrugby, and is also part of the blue team that participated in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, came to this position – we read – after collaborating with Livorno, Bassano, Cus Turin, Zonale Academy in Turin, Veneto Commission (as regional technician), Treviso Academy, Italy U19 and also Italseven’s technical assistant.
Mazantini himself said, “It is an important step for me and I thank the Federation for the opportunity to lead a great national team. The different experiences gained in many areas in Italy contributed in an important way to my training as a technician. I have often worked with young athletes and one of my goals will be to form a group of players Who could be the foundation of the Italian national team for the next seven years. I learned a lot, both on and off the field, during my experience as assistant coach to Andy Vilk who was always giving valuable advice that I cherished. I can’t wait to start this new adventure on the field.”
“With the Seven Patriots – says Andy Vilk – I experienced unforgettable moments that contributed in an important way to my growth from a human and technical point of view. Year after year, we tried to build a very specific approach to work and an environment that welcomed new players immediately, allowing them to express themselves on the The most complete on the field.We have worked to prepare the players in the best possible way by telling them about the characteristics of the Sevens that require meticulous execution in every gesture.I am happy and motivated that we can continue to collaborate with FIR in other areas – staying as a consultant to Activity Seven – in an effort to apply all that I have learned As coach of a big national team. I thank all those who have supported me over the years with Italseven. To Matteo and to all the Azzurro staff – who will never miss my support – go on with my best wishes for the new path with the Italian Seven Nationals.”
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