Broncos train at Medway Park

Picture of the London Broncos Rugby League scholarship squads at Medway ParkMedway Park hosted the London Broncos Rugby League Scholarship Squads for a full day during the half term break.

This was a unique opportunity for the players to train away from Feltham Community College at a venue that has hosted the Modern Pentathlon World Cup and will be a host training venue in 2012 for a number of Olympic teams.

The day was started with a welcome from Bob Dimond the Medway Park and 2012 Sports Development Manager who introduced his staff and offered his whole support for the day.

Medway Park hosted the five sessions with the players having the opportunity to experience a variety of activities including a combat workout in the Medway Park Judo Club dojo under the watchful eye of John Malkinson from the Judo Club.

Picture of members of the London Broncos RL scholarship squad in combat training at Medway ParkMike Evans from the Medway 2012 and Sports Development Team, who also works for the UK Anti Doping Agency, delivered a 100 per cent ME session, which educated the players on personal responsibilities, managing what goes into their bodies and how anti- doping works.

The highlight of the day was an hour-long session of wheelchair rugby league with Nick Brooks, Matt Bromley and Colin Scorer from the Medway Dragons Wheelchair Rugby League team. This was a real eye opener for the lads but by the end, the action was fast and furious with huge collisions and some good skills on display.

Phil Jones, London Broncos Rugby League Head of Youth, was delighted with the day away. He said: "Our players had a fantastic experience at Medway Park, especially with how welcoming the staff at the centre were throughout the schedule.

"The day flew by with excellent sessions delivered in outstanding facilities which will give us a real edge with our player development programmes. Today fitted with our aims to give our players and coaches the best possible opportunities to learn and grow and I am sure we will be speaking to Bob to bring the Scholarship programme players and some of our other squads back."

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