Head Coach Announcement

1 month ago By Andrea Davidson

by Stuart Turner

This message is to update you all on the arrangements for the season 17-18, the new coaching structure and dates for the diary.

Dom Mackenzie will continue as second team captain, and I will continue as head coach.

Firstly, we welcome onto the coaching team, Sean Fletcher, Ben Mousley and Dan Palmer

Ben Mousley, played most of his career at Center, and until recently was head coach at Ruskin Park, he will join as Backs Coach, he also assists with England Deaf and has a community Coaching role in St Helens.

Sean Fletcher is a former Waterloo, Fylde and Sale and Lancashire and North of England player, he played Lock or Back Row and is currently head coach of England Deaf and Head Coach for England Police, he will continue to combine these roles with a role at Waterloo.

Dan Palmer, is a former, and current occasional, player for Waterloo, he will run conditioning sessions, either at his Gym in Litherland, http://pioneerfitness.co.uk, or on our training field, there will be a big emphasis on conditioning in the Preseason, and additional sessions through the season and over the Christmas period.

Ian Aitchison, and Phil Cooper will continue to help on Thursday evenings, Ian assisting Ben with Back sessions and Phil with the Forwards, mostly focusing on the Selected second Team, and helping Dom Mackenzie on Match Days.

Secondly here are some dates for your Diaries.
Beach Rugby will begin on Tuesdays from Tuesday the 23rd May, all players of all abilities are welcome, it is optional, and is intended to maintain fitness in a fun, no pressure environment, away from the club, we will meet at the Coastguard Station at Hall road on Tuesday the 23rd May at 7pm and play until 8pm, tide and weather permitting.

Player Meeting
Thursday 8th June
This will be the start of our new season and we will be setting out our plans and expectations for the 2017-18 season. It is important that as many players as possible attend because we want your involvement in setting the goals and standards we expect for the coming season.

Provisionally preseason will start on Thursday 29th June.

Preseason games
Saturday 19th August - Wirral at home - Wirral are treating this as a team social, and arrangements will be made for additional catering, so we should also treat this as a probable Team social.
Thursday 24th August - Preston Grasshoppers away

Updated 15:09 - 23 May 2017 by Andrea Davidson


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