Sports students at Newquay Tretherras attended a presentation on ‘strength/power training’, ‘how to prevent injury through safe training’ and took part in rugby positional skills training session on Tuesday 8th October.
Former Tretherras student Nathan Evans delivered the ‘Rugby Clinic’ at the school to all year groups. Nathan, who has a degree in Sport Science from Truro College, is currently ranked in the top 10 national Cross-Fit Personal Trainers. He has worked with the Cornish Pirates and has played Rugby for England South West.
The sessions aimed specifically to educate, inform and encourage safe physical training without the use of inappropriate weight training exercises. The event sought to aid student’s rugby development and sporting performance whilst helping to avoid injuries, often caused through poor technique and overtraining in teenage boys.
Nathan commented during his presentation, “Training Cross-Fit will help you be best prepare for all the demands of your sport. We want you to have a great all round fitness that will benefit you with a very health lifestyle.”
The NT sport staff alongside Nathan worked to deliver practical game related skills, work on ‘core’ body positions, fitness drills and specific positional plays. Injured players were encouraged to attend both sessions and observing.
Mr. Richard Higginson, Director of Sports at Tretherras commented, “We are very proud of Nathan’s achievements since he did his A Levels here. It is fantastic that Tretherras students can get access to such specialist training and that we have staff who are able to support it and see it through.”
More specialist training sessions are planned for all the year groups in the coming weeks.