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PRE-SEASON TRAINING CAMP

Our 2019 Teams headed to George Town for our Annual CLUB camp.

The weekend started with a court session at South George Town Primary School conducted by High Performance Coach, Jon Fletcher. 

What a fantastic opportunity for our players to be put through their paces with such an experienced coach.

The court session consisted of footwork, ball skills, 1 on 1 defence / four stages and repeated efforts. Players benefited enormously for this session and it has set our  expectations high for what is required on court in 2019 to achieve success.

We sincerely thank Jon for attending our camp.

After refueling we headed to the George Town Pool for a well earned pool recovery session.
Then the fun began with the water slide! We must give a special mention to our "BEST ON SLIDE PERFORMANCE" winner Gemma Poke who kept us all amused! There was also some very good runner-up performances.

We then arrived at our accommodation in Low Head, where coaches took the opportunity to discuss with players, team goals and expectations for the 2019 season.

After tea we discussed "Clubs" goals for 2019.
Our aim is to have both teams in finals and achieving the ultimate success.
The Coaches & Managers have developed a plan including: home programs, gym sessions (including utilising an experience Personal Trainer & Accredited Exercise Physiologist) fitness and court sessions.
We believe with accountability and SUPPORT the Club will able to achieve these goals in 2019.

Our "Buddy" system for the upcoming season was announced. This program pairs up an Open with a 19U to provide an additional layer of support for players. We encourage all players to utilise these program.

Our President Ann Pearce then discussed "Club Image & Branding", Sponsorship and fundraising, providing clear expectations of behaviors expected by the Northern Hawks Netball Club.

The evening session included some "buddy" bonding activities including Pictionary & Scatergories. We all had the pleasure of seeing some artistic drawings of minions and players struggling not being able to communicate verbally or without gestures! Lots of laughs were had and a great way to finish off Day 1 of camp.

Day 2 started with a change of venue. Our scheduled beach session was moved indoors, this however didn't deter us and a super session was held.

The activities included egg catching (and dropping), communication drills with actions (we will need some more work on this), the ream of paper challenge, shoe tower competition, relays with a "floss" and some envelope challenges that had us all really thinking!

The session finished off with a superbly cooked sausages and veggie burgers - thanks to Lynne & Kate

Thank you to Coaches & Managers and the Opens for the preparation and planning for camp.

The weekend highlighted "we are all in this together"
We are here to support each other and are looking forward to a successful 
2019 Season ON and OFF the court!

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