Academy Tour: Wakeboarding!

IN great spirits from the previous evening’s victory the players were rewarded with an early morning recovery session in the outdoor swimming pool, writes Neil Kilshaw.

It was a nice 7.30am start and thus our preparations for Penrith on Saturday began!

Whilst the players were refreshed from a full night’s sleep the same couldn’t be said of the staff.

Tommy’s sleep talking has intensified from nonsense words through to violently kicking at walls, and last night he dragged his half back partner Dek Hardman into an argument over who should answer the door.

Needless to say neither of them remembered anything!

The party then spent the day wakeboarding and straightaway the daft questions began:

Chris Worrall: “Will it be sunny in the lake?”
Connor Smith: “What’s the difference between the medium and large board?”
Liam Cooper: “What does the V mean by the rump steak? Is it a vegetarian meal?”

As for the wakeboarding… Danny Abram and Danny Richardson were the masters and negotiated the jumps and platforms.

Ricky Bailey also managed one jump, but I’m sure it was a fluke…

Bobby and my good self tried to get ‘some air’ but with painful consequences due to head first crash landings!

Admirable mention also goes to physio Dave Weldon. God loves a trier and poor old Dave certainly tried (unsuccessfully) … for six hours.

Tomorrow the squad will be up and out for training at 8am as all our focus shifts to the mighty challenge of Penrith.

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