Mateship leads to more than points
Friday 14 December 2012 2:31 PM
Whether it was basketball or indoor volleyball, the competitive nature of the Wests Tigers players was evident at The Kings School in North Parramatta this morning.
Prior to the team’s weights session, the NRL squad enjoyed a games morning, ranging from basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and table tennis. Players were split into four groups, taking each other on in individual and team activities.
What was clear to see was the mateship throughout a squad comprising of NRL, NSW Cup and NYC players. It didn’t matter who you were or what you have or haven’t achieved yet in the game. It was about supporting your team-mate. The bond under new coach Mick Potter is already very tight.
Men being men, there was the usual sledging. Some players stood out in different sports, others just did their best. There was plenty of laughter and more importantly, no injuries.
There was a prize in the end - small boxes of nice chocolates for the winning team. Aware of their dietary guidelines, it is fair to say many of those boxes may well be used as treats for their families over Christmas.
A handful may have got the choccies but on what was shown this morning, the friendships, the passion among the players, and their commitment to succeed under Potter will play its part when the serious business kicks off in March.
Look out for our highlights video soon on WTV.
Footnote: For those who want to know, the winning team featured Braith Anasta, Lote Tuqiri, Tim Simona, Curtis Sironen, Matt Groat, Kyle Lovett, James Gavet, Ava Seumanufagai, Keith Galloway and Mitchell Moses.
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