First Skills Training for 2021

First Skills Training for 2021

By Laura Turner
3 April
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First training session blog

Despite Tuesday promise of an early British summer, Saturday reminded us of the Ying to every Yang. It was pretty baltic but it didn't stop us having an enormous turnout for our first skills session of the year. 24 players in total including 8 newbies and a couple of players out of retirement.

The session focused on basic skills as an introduction for the new players and for the more experienced to oil their joints and dust off the cobwebs.

Massive shout outs to all our newcomers, especially Seth and Harry for bringing the average ago down by 10 years, to Ellis for showing us up and mastering the bounce in his first session and to Sophie Turner for finally coming down for a kick after 5 years of persuasion. To Kyle for showing the most unconventional ball drop we have ever seen (but it works) and finally to Jameson for benching more than his uncle Rob Goliah even though he is only 17.

It was lovely to welcome back fan favourite Keith, we hear the Dad Bod calendar is to be released later this year, with Jamie Swift having spent the whole of lockdown working on his quads to be Mr November.

The 'bring your partner to training' scheme was in full effect with some big contributions from Vicky Jones and Sophie Todd and we think Stace had a good time but we can't be sure. *tip* if you can convince your partner to get involved then it drastically improves your chances of attending all fixtures and social events.

Our partnership with the St Barnabas GAA club has held strong with Maeve and Emma coming down for their second session of the week, they are officially hooked and looked like they had picked up the skills really quickly.

All in all a really fun session with lots of opportunities to be active, improve the skills and have a bevvie afterwards for social bonding.

Join us Tuesday 630pm for running and running disguised with ball skills and next Saturday 10am for more skills training!

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