Month: July 2019
DAY 16 – After last night’s events at the Eastern Creek Karting Centre, today started with an early morning presentation to the worst driver.It was a close call with Callum Hazzard steadily crawling around the track… but the winner was Kevin Brown, who managed to complete only seven laps in comparison to everyone else who did at least 17.His reward was to wear a little pink tutu for the day.Next up was a trip to one of our favourite spots, Manly Beach, as the lads got some time relaxing.Sunbathing, surfing, bodyboarding and swimming in the waves as the hot sun was shining was the order of the day.It was again time for another first in the history of the tours, as Jordan ‘the wrecking ball’ Olmez managed to snap his surfboard clean in half!A visit to the famous Harry’s Cafe De Wheels followed – and a tiger pie for lunch. A combination of pie, mash, mushy peas and gravy – a delicacy enjoyed by people all around the world, especially Chris Follin who could have done with a nosebag.Then it was back to Panthers for training.Tommy Martyn looked at different options and techniques with the kickers, Neil Kilshaw worked on running lines and handling with the backs and Ian Talbot went through some positional specific drills with the forwards.The team then came together, under the guidance of head coach Derek Traynor, to go through roles and responsibilities in team defence.After tea in the Panthers Leagues Club it was back to the accommodation for a quiz, with quizmaster Eric Frodsham.Eric has spent lots of time and effort researching his questions but you would never have guessed!It was entertaining to say the least and who would have known that Australia hold the world record for having the largest Christmas cracker!By Ian Talbot
HEAR Joe Greenwood talk about life at Saints and his move to the NRL in the latest edition of the Saints Podcast.The back-rower joined the Gold Coast Titans this week in a swap that saw Zeb Taia come the other way.He talks about what he will miss at the club and his favourite memory.Also featured this week is Head Coach Keiron Cunningham. He reflected on the latest events at the Totally Wicked Stadium with podcast partner Wish FM.It’s easy to listen to our podcasts – they are automatically synced to your device if you subscribe via iTunes.You can also listen direct at our Fanzone page.Simpy click on the links to find out more.
Whilst the majority of training for the 2018 Betfred Super League campaign has been at our Cowley Training Facility – the coaching staff freshened things up by taking the boys away to the seaside.Part one of the camp was training at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay.“This was a venue Justin identified as a place we could get away as a group together,” Assistant Coach Jamahl Lolesi said. “It isn’t too far away from home and it gives us the opportunity to train in weather we would expect at the start of the season.“It’s good to come away as a group as it freshens everyone up. We will spend time together and bond.”Tuesday’s session saw the lads run through several drills before an opposed session refereed by Jack Smith.This allowed the players to see the new rule interpretations in action in readiness for the new campaign.Jamahl continued: “We’ve taken their phones away too so they will have to use old school communication for a while, which will be interesting as everyone is on their phones these days! We also have a few fun activities planned.“The chairman will present the history of St Helens to the players too before a tough session to end the camp.“We’ve had a good pre-season; everyone came back with a great attitude and in good shape. But of course, everyone is flying this time of the year, undefeated and winning the comp!”Saints kick off their Betfred Super League campaign at home to Castleford on Friday February 2.To secure your spot, call into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, telephone 01744 455 052 or log on here.