What a fortnight Netball in England! We’re all exhausted from the early starts last week! Just before the team took off to Sydney, England Netball came down to join us in Twickenham to see what we were up to!

Elaine (Coach/Player/Chief) and Nicky (Regional Captain/Personal Trainer extraordinaire) took us through our 1st weights session and here is what Elaine had to say about the experience.

“Along with the coaches, Nicky and I wanted to have a really structured pre-season to ensure we all hit the season in peak condition. Held at world-class facility at St Mary’s University, our aim was to ensure that everyone became familiar with using free weights as this should form part of our training programmes outside of netball.

“These exercises will be part of the seasons training programme, in order to try and maximise performance as well as help reduce injury risk. (Elaine’s area of interest & expertise). More women are engaging in regular weight training and seeing the benefits and for netball players the benefits are undeniable.”

Everyone loved the session and we all got a lot out of it, the weights were fun, and it was even followed by quick, high-intensity circuits at the end – there’s no stopping us!

This training will complement the skills based and tactical training through the season that our wonderful coaches put together and we all look forward to a great season ahead.

Keep your eye out in England Netball mag for the official article. Go Tiffs!

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Club 99 – Preseason training has started with a bang!

This week saw Tiffin getting in shape with a spot of pre-season training that involved ‘Club 99’…. think 99 Ab Crunches, 99 Star jumps, 99 Knee Lifts and you’ll get the picture. Despite a few sore muscles the next day, the whole club did a great job – with some people even saying that they had enjoyed it! Preseason training continues with another circuits session this week – the plank and squats are making an appearance. Thankfully the sun is out and the green spaces of South West London are beckoning.

A few girls are even doing their exercises on holiday – and of course there will be a fantastic prize for photo evidence of planks in the most exotic destinations! We’ve got Greece and Qatar so far… Keep up the good work Tiffin!