Any girls out there wandering how they can train like a professional rugby player? Well for Sarah Goss and Selica Winiata they have been doing so for the last 2 months as they are both members of the Manawatu Turbo's Academy for 2012.
This fantastic opportunity gives Sarah and Selica the opportunity to recieve expert coaching in the gym from Turbo's trainer Scott Pinfold and also developing their techincal and tactical rugby skills with Academy Manager Greg Fleming.
Mixing it with boys may seem a bit daunting but not for Goss and Winiata who have been ranked in the top 5 from their fitness tests, Academy Manager Greg Fleming says "It sure keeps the boys working hard and honest! Sarah and Selica have been great members of the academy, always on time and performs to their best".
Having these two Manawatu Womens representitive players a part of the Academy is a great step forward in developing the local female talent, with a group of talented players coming through from the Feilding High School Girls 1st XV the crop in Manawatu is looking healthy for the future.
Gaining access for the girls is a crucial part in improving their development and giving them the potential opportunity to represent their country!
Manawatu have also just completed their regional recruitment programme for the "Go 4 Gold" series which involved two screening nights of 60 female players in total. 25 were then selected to attend a training camp on saturday 24th where they were put through their paces by NZ Resource Coach Stu Ross and his asisstants.
This is also an exciting programme as a group will be selected to train with Ross over the year in preperations for the Sevens programme next summer, either way watch out for the Manawatu as womens rugby kicks off in May.
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