Brahmans benefit from Cowboys visit
PLAYERS, coaches and officials from the Whitsunday Brahmans learnt from the professionals on Saturday morning with two members of the north Queensland Cowboys staff conducting a special coaching and recovery session at Les Stagg Oval.
Cowboys game development officer Ryan Mahoney and under-20s physiotherapist Jon Crawley visited the Whitsunday Brahmans in Proserpine on Saturday to pass on some of their knowledge.
Mahoney led the first session which focused on teaching local coaches some of the latest methods to use in training and in warm-ups before games.
"It was great to work with the local coaches and to help update their skills by showing them some of the drills and skills we use," he said.
"A lot of the stuff we showed them is very new and throughout the next few weeks we will be visiting other regional centres in North Queensland to help out local footy clubs."
After the hands on session for coaches and players wrapped up on the oval, Jon Crawley explained various ways to deal with injuries, recovery and strapping in a workshop held at the club house.
Crawley's talk discussed the importance of warm-ups before games and recovery afterwards as well as offering advice on strapping, how to avoid injuries and the best way to manage concussions.
Included in their talks was advice on injury prevention and tips on how to attract and keep junior footballers.
All the local players, coaches and officials involved in the workshop said it was hugely beneficial and thanked the Cowboys staff for volunteering their time and expertise.
The senior Brahmans are continuing their preseason training as they prepare for a charge at the Mackay and district premiership in 2014.