WHAT’S OCCURRING? 7’S, COACHES, TRAINING AND TRIALS
We even made the subbies report with reference to the amount of noise that we were supposedly making on Friday night at the Duke, as well as the fact that we were the only side to bring a mascot.
“St Pats Old Boys were crowned Magners Subbies Sevens Champions after defeating Balmain 31-14 in the Cup final. Petersham won the Plate, downing Old Iggies 29-12 in the final, and the tournament’s best supported team, the hard-partying Alexandria Dukes, in the semi.”
This is the first time that the Dukes have gone up against some of the powerhouses of the Suburban Rugby Competition, and for a 1 team club we held ourselves extremely well, making the semi’s. The teams we were playing had the depth to choose from 4 – 6 teams and with a number being paid to play it makes the Semi finals of the competition even sweeter.
Well done lads, it’s a great start to the season.
Coaching and Training
Many of you have been asking, who will be the coach for season 2014, and its a fair question to ask. After Waydella left us to go coach the Shamrocks, the committee has been hard at work to appoint a head coach. Given the late stage of the pre-season, we have come up with a coaching structure for 2014.
Coaching Director: Phillip Tovey
The job of the coaching director will be to Initiate an annual training plan and Club playing philosophy for the up coming season. Organisation and consultation of specialist coaches and support staff, providing individual skills training and setting the long and short term goals of the club on the field as well as setting the expectations
Forwards Coach: Mark Geddes
Backs Coach: Joel Horscroft-Smith
The Forwards and Backs Coaches will implement the training plan put in place by the coaching director, focused drills for both forwards and backs, and to assist the coaching director in team selection.
Fitness Coach: Kymm Beer