Still no let-up for the boys, with today still being very busy and action-packed despite tomorrow being game day.
Day 9 – Tuesday October 17
After yesterday’s physical exertion on the wakeboards the lads were slow to rise for breakfast, with the usual delights on offer, before everyone gathered to go through the team video review of the Bulldogs game.
The short session is not only an opportunity for the lads to see the good things that they did as a team, but also the chance to watch and discuss areas of improvement as we head into tomorrow’s match at Wyong.
We headed into the city to catch up on the missed trip to the top of the Centre Point Tower, Sydney’s tallest building. The nerves were evident amongst the boys as a few of them are wary of heights, none more so than Jack Welsby, who needed Ste Marsh to hold his hand in the lift all the way to the top.
From there, it was a brisk walk down, through the city to circular quay, for one of the most popular activities – the Thunderjet boat around the harbour.
The high speed manoeuvres, twists and turns also tested the nerves of a few, none more so than Craig Richards, and guaranteed that everyone on board got a good soaking.
Then it was time to re-focus again as we headed to the St Mary’s Leagues club to go through our captain’s run training session.
The final preparations went well and the lads are all ready and raring to go once again.
After a team feed in the League’s club buffet restaurant it was back to base, where, due to a couple of busy days, almost everyone was in bed before 10pm… shattered!
As an aside from the training and the activities, staff members have also been taking the opportunity to visit sporting clubs in Sydney to research and discuss new techniques, ideas and methods of best practice.
Thanks to the staff at NRL clubs Canterbury Bulldogs, Wests Tigers, Penrith Panthers and soccer’s Western Sydney Wanderers FC for making this possible.