#COHAinCyprus – Day 1
The City of Hull Academy under-19s yesterday jetted off to Cyprus for a week of intense training that will form a crucial part of preparations for the opening game on the 17th February away at Warrington.
Hull’s joint academy are staying at a British Army base known as the Salamanca Barracks in Episkopi, and today completed their first day of full training.
Following breakfast at 7am, the Academy got started with their first day with the backs taking part in some skill scenarios in the hall, including some great drills allowing the players to try out and improve their diving and finishing in the corner, whilst the forwards hit the gym.
With the tough morning session out of the way, the boys enjoyed lunch before taking a 5-minute drive to the nearby rugby pitch, where they were put through their paces in intense heat before working on their combinations and defensive reads.
Head of Strength & Conditioning Nathan Freer added some comments the benefits of the Cyprus camp: “The main thing is the opportinuty to spend time on the field, we can talk and discuss the technical elements of our game to refine our structure and skill. Physically, we’ve done a lot of work already. It’s just a case of getting us prepared for the games.”
The hard work continues tomorrow, where the Academy will take on a difficult training session, before taking part in a training session with the 1LANCS Rugby League team. Keep connected by following @COHA_RL and keep up to date with the progress of the future players of Hull.