After last seasons promotion winning campaign the young Crusaders side were treated to a session from Adam Daniels the Crusaders and Wales strength and conditioning coach who put the boys through their paces whilst under the watchful eyes of Warrington Wolves’Head Scout, Peter Farrell and Garry Chambers, Head Coach of the Warrington Wolves U16s Scholarship Squad. . The players enjoyed a fitness session before having a question and answer session with Daniels regarding the Crusaders first team and training techniques they should be putting into practice.
After the session Adam Daniels said that “[I] hope to get down to a few more sessions and continue the link”. On the recent promotion of the Under 16’s into the North West Counties Under 16 Division 2 Daniels said, “We (Crusaders 1st team) found it difficult at the start but it’s something you adapt to. I think with a few more players and the experience that Allen has I think they should be fine”.
Head coach Allen Jones was delighted by the opportunity his side had; “It was very good of Adam to give up some of his time to help out the boys as this is a very busy time for him with pre-season training with the senior Crusaders squad” said Jones “Both the Crusaders U16s and Falcons U18s thoroughly enjoyed the session and picked up some useful tips on agility, footwork and running style as well as general fitness advice which will serve us well as we enter our own pre-season after the New Year”
Jones was also thrilled that Peter Farrell and Garry Chamber from Warrington Wolves attended the session “It was great to see Peter and Garry again and good to know that they are keeping a watchful eye on our developing players and shows that we are doing all the right things to develop and progress the boys”
The Crusaders u16s and Flintshire Falcons u18s hope to arrange a number of joint training sessions through the pre season “The boys worked well together and we can see a real benefit in bringing the boys together from time to time. It will also benefit the Coaches as well to work with different players”