World news – Did Lismore Swans’ players survive Army training drills?


Sport has long been likened to war, so it was no surprise that football players wanted to attend a training session in the 41st Battalion of the Royal New South Wales Regiment Headquarters in Lismore on Tuesday March 9th.

As the Australian Army’s infantry battalion, the 41st training night was the brainchild of Bombardier Thomas Hart, who runs to the front line with the Lismore Swans AFC senior AFC team.

Hart, who has been in the green machine for 12 years, said that the session was tough and he was very impressed that his teammates were doing so well, especially considering the heat and humidity.

« Defense and sports teams share many traits with players as there are many competitive and competitive teams There are fitness traits, « he said.

 » You’ve done a lot of hard work with a variety of muscle groups, and especially on the final activity, the beep test, you burned yourself into the ground. « 

Hart said that the session was a good « system shock » and a great opportunity to push the team out of their comfort zone.

As players, some of whom wore 20 kg vests, they did a round of squats, runs, push-ups, pull-ups and crawling, a run and the beep test won by Tim Whalan, who kept up with level 12, which is the equivalent of a 14 km / h run.

« Our normal workouts at Hepburn Oval include the usual exercises, so was this is a system shock, « said Hart.

 » It will help us when we are on game day and need to adapt and change our tactics quickly. « 

Hart said the 41st commanding officer, Lt. Col. Susana Fernandez, endorsed the two organizations training together.

« Unfortunately, she’s currently working and couldn’t attend tonight, » he said.

Recently appointed Swans men’s coach Ashley Pritchard said the squad had been while of his training vo Made huge leaps in the season.

Pritchard praised Hart and the rest of the team for taking on such a punishment session.

Along with assistant coach Glenn Burns, Pritchard kept an eye on the players, one of them he said they showed up « by leaps and bounds ».

« I’m really impressed with these guys, they look really great, are very fit, and did everything I asked and more, » he said.

« And we’re still recruiting. If anyone is interested, contact us on social media or at Lismore Swans. « 


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