The London Broncos held a hugely successful full club training evening last week – all 89 players from the scholarship, academy and first teams trained together at Ealing Trailfinders.
Players were split into groups (of varying age levels), and the evening began with a field session consisting of four stations, which were subsequently broken up into five minute blocks, and lead by varying members of coaching staff:
Parents of all players were invited to watch, and the field session was followed by a BBQ for all players, parents and club staff to socialise.
Reflecting on the evening, the overall feeling was that it was a huge success, and of great benefit to the club.
“Without doubt, the most positive activity I have been involved with in my time at the club.
“All players and staff members from every level of the club on one field at the same time. A simple but hugely productive step forward for our club”, said Head of Strength and Conditioning, Mike Eccles.
His sentiments were echoed by Academy Head Coach, Jamie Langley. “Club training nights are really special occasions.
“It brings every member of all three performance squads together and that can only strengthen the London Broncos culture. Hopefully they all gained something from the experience.”
It was the first time all three squads have been able to train together at Ealing, after relocating to Trailfinders at the end of 2015 so that the entire club could both train and play under the same roof.
The evening symbolised some of the core values of the club – inclusion, and opportunity, and was a fantastic way to demonstrate to the younger players what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.
“It was a great opportunity and hugely motivating for my scholarship boys to train alongside the under 19s and first team players. I’m sure they took a lot from the experience,” commented Scholarship Head Coach, Huw Goodwin.
“It was a great night. Having the three squads together in one place helped remind everyone that we’re all part of one club – on and off the field.”