14/02/09 - Ian Legrand's Triple Century

Ian Legrand coached in his 300th Docklands match against Polonia in the quarter final of the KO Cup on 14th February 2009. Below are images of the photo montage he was presented with to mark the occasion. See below for some facts and more images from Ian's Docklands career.

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On the wall at home.

Docklands Debut: 8th October 1994 v Essex Estonians - a NVL Div 2 match that Docklands (or Crofton as we were known then) won 3-1.

Fact: His brother, Kevin, played in the very first Docklands match.

Fact: He won the coach of the year award in 1996 - Ian is pictured below with Jefferson Williams after receiving his award.

Wins: 190 (63%).

Black Knight wins: 1

England matches: 70 (34 wins) - Ian has been Head Coach since 2001. Before that he was the England Junior Men's coach for nine years.

Favourite drink: Tennants Super

First car: Ford Escort Mark III XR3i

Current car: Soft top VW Beetle

First job: Sports shop assistant

Current job: Strategic Services Advisor for the charity Whizz-Kidz

Favourite holiday destination: Upper Heyford

Fact: He once turned up to watch an England match and ended up scoring - he got a t-shirt for his trouble.

Below you can see Ian (circled) with the rest of his class on the FIVB level 1 coaching course at Lilleshall in 1991. Also in the photo are Sheffield's coach Keith Trenam (top row, far right) and the course tutor Dr Lorne Sawula (middle of front row) who is now the GB women's head coach.

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