11 May 2017 / Club News

Academy News

RGC have named to players to begin the Academy pre-season programme in June.  The group will be  made up from last season’s U16’s and U18s, and Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach Gareth Whittaker is looking forward  to getting started “It is a really important phase in the boy’s long term development, as they will train to a professional level. With no work commitments we will have 2 full pre-seasons, so it will be a full time programme that will be second to none.”

“It isn’t just about gym work either; we will be looking at educating them on how to conduct themselves in regards to lifestyle and nutrition.  Another important issue is the progression from club and RGC 16s to the Academy, as the boys will have been training one or two evenings and now it will be 4 days a week for 5 hours a day, so it is our job to manage that”

Academy Selection

U18s Last Season

Olly White, Will Sanderson, Shaun Thomas, Billy Rae, Shaun Owen, Henry Davies, Sam Rogers

U16s Last Season

Brenig Hughes, Pedr Jones, Matt Buchanan, Harri Jones, Deio Terfel, Jac McCuffie, Tomas Merion Davies, Oscar Crow, Guto Davies, Sam Earl-Jones

Performance Manager Josh Leach also knows this is an important time “It is the only real chance to do plenty of training without the game preparation.  We can work on skill levels and physical development without boys peaking for weekends.  It is an intense period with lots of volume, both mentally and physically challenging throughout the summer.  It is a huge commitment in terms of turning up with energy and focus but the rewards will be seen”




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