Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL spent the weekend being put to the test as they step up their preparations ahead of the start of the 2022 season.
With the team’s links to the armed forces, the side headed down to Kendrew Barracks for a weekend of training and team bonding. Working with fitness coaches training at the highest level, the side enjoyed some team-based activities, looking to improve their abilities to work as a collective on the field.
Throughout Saturday sessions, the team were introduced to army-level circuit training, improving mental and physical fitness through a selection of anaerobic exercises. This was then followed by an afternoon of map reading, team bonding skills and spending some time in the shooting range.
Sunday saw the side take to the field, spending four hours with coaches Liam Harnell, Charlie Doherty and John Heaton going through skill-specific routines as the side put their classroom knowledge to test for the first time this season.
Speaking upon the conclusion of the camp, coach Harnell said, “It is really important to have weekends like this and something that we missed out massively on last year.
“So, to get the full squad of 30 players altogether, working hard and spending a lot of quality time together, it is something that is going to put us in great stead for 2022.
“We wanted something that put the emphasis on team bonding. We had the two field sessions, but we wanted something that meant the girls spent as much time as possible together.”
We would like to offer a huge thank you to Kendrew Barracks’ 7th Regiment for the hospitality and interest they showed in our side over the weekend.