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Monday, June 18, 2007

Midweek training 2007/8

The senior teams at Letchworth (that's the mens' 1st and 2nd XVs) are now going to be training three times per week - on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with the first session being an indoor gym session. This obviously has implications for evening training for junior sides, with room having to also be found for boys U13s, boys U15s, boys U17s, and girls as all groups obviously cannot train on one pitch at the same time!

Two age groups will therefore need to move to Tuesday evening, where they will have the advantage of not only having more room on the pitches than on a Wednesday but also having the club physio available on site (as he is there Tuesdays and Thursdays). And because with the U15s and U18s together we are actually one of the larger groups, we are being asked if we could be one of the sections that could switch nights.

This is obviously not exactly what everyone will want to do. You all have got used to Wednesday nights being training nights for the past two or three years (though in the first season we did start on Tuesdays). It has worked well - last season the U17s had the whole pitch to themselves because they started later, which was great.

But the fact is that next season will not be like last - the 1st and 2nd XV normally train from about 7.15 to 9.00, so we are going to be severely limited on space on the pitch (and even off it) almost regardless of the time we train.

So let's not have a reflex "no" to this request (and it is a request - we are not being required to move). Think about it. Would it really be impossible to change days? After all some people currently cannot do Wednesdays and might even find Tuesdays easier. Comments and discussion (signed if possible) below, please.


  1. Tuesday would actually be easier for both Sam & Phil. On Wednesday the girls have theatre and Sam also has explorers. For us, or should I say Phil, the access to a physio would be very useful. In fact Phil has seen him when she had problems with her achilles tendon and he was very good. No problems changing for us.

  2. You wont see me at training though,i have athletics training all year round on tuesday evenings and it would stuff up things for my dad!!!
    oh and its also unfair that funnily enough as we are the girls team we have been requested to move.

  3. Bunches8:13 PM

    I am moving to a new netball club next season who train on either tuesdays or thursdays, so if our training was to move i might have a training day clash.

  4. Nothing is decided yet - so lets have a few more replies from people. In the end no day will be perfect for everyone.

  5. Natalie5:40 PM

    I can do tuesdays, probably easier then i can do wednsdays. Are all the teams being asked if they can move, or just us?

  6. Two teams are being asked - I think the larger of the four mentioned in the article.

  7. Anonymous10:05 AM

    I would rather not change to Tuesdays - I tend to find that I've only just recovered from matches by Wednesday - sometimes not even by then. Having training on Tuesday would mean that I was still fatigued from the Sunday matches and less likley to perform well at training.

  8. Anonymous10:05 AM

    The anonymous message was from me - Katie - by the way!

  9. i dont mind moving to tuesdays, we need alot of room to do our training and will probably be better for us! tuesdays are fine with me!!

  10. Netball all fell through so tuesdays are fine for me aswell. i do find the same as katie though, that tuesdays would only give us one day rest after matches, and considering how many tournaments we have, we're going to be shattered. and one other thing, if the new coach is playing for hitchin, they train on a tuesday, so won't that take us back to square one? being that she will be training and playing on the days we do, so we will not have a coach


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