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11 Nov 2017

The club kicked off the 2018 season last night by hosting a a player meeting to outline the plans for preseason. With BBQ provided, players came back to the clubrooms to reconnect and to meet some new faces joining the club for next season.

Premier Coach Phil Gibb presented some key dates in the preseason programme with preseason conditioning starting next week, open to ALL members of the club, players and supporters alike.

Preseason rugby training will start on 10 January 2018.

Preseason Conditioning sessions will be run by professional conditioning coach, Colin Webster. Colin brings a wealth of knowledge through playing and training rugby players of all levels and abilities and the club is lucky to have him on board!! Remember, conditioning sessions are open to ALL.

We also welcome back Paul Latham manage the Premiers and he delivered an inspirational speech about what it was to play for our great little club. This speech had everyone entertained and enthused about the upcoming season and it was great to hear Softy's wisdom bounce of the clubroom walls once again.

Finally Club CDO John Schwalger addressed the group with a new attitude and approach that he will be promoting within the club. One based on doing the mahi to earn the treats. John will also be on the Senior One coaching team, taking the challenge of moulding this group of talented individuals to a team to put real pressure on the Premiers.

The Senior coaching teams for 2018:
Phil Gibb
Mike Hunter
Filipe Rayasi

Premier Women's
Findlay Siania
Tala Misky
Tommy Rei

Senior Ones (Premier Reserves)
John Schwalger
Semi Kuresa
Siaosi Aliva
Mike Mardon
Ronnie Cooper

Under 21 Colts
Mark Tooman