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Team Bonding Crucial

Our Flying Fijian team has set the standards when it comes to team bonding, remember our players came from France, the UK and locally.
08 Sep 2021 16:59
Team Bonding Crucial

Team bonding could be the key factor to tackle the lack of preparation time for our Fijian Drua team ahead of the 2022 Super Rugby competition.

With the competition scheduled to start in February next year we don’t have the luxury, team bonding has always something that keeps our teams striving for the best in foreign competitions.

The very little things in rugby life now matters for our local boys who will be selected in the Fijian Drua side.

Discipline, diet, lifestyle, player/coach interaction, community outreach is some of the areas that our local boys will have to maintain or lift when it comes to the Super Rugby.

Such act will assist our local boys in adapting to the professionalism Super Rugby brings to our shores.

Now it’s time to change our mindsets as players and start to think professional.

Teams like our back-to-back winning Olympic gold medal winners the Fiji men’s sevens team, Olympic Games bronze medallist winning team Fijiana sevens and the Flying Fijians test match against the All Blacks proved that bonding and gelling well as a team can produce good results.

According to Olympic gold medal winning coach Gareth Baber it was the bonding during their (lotu) devotion, team meals and the little things they did together paved the way forward.

Despite the fitness and conditioning aspect of things team bonding often fits the puzzle and make it’s a complete one that proves dividend in a competition.

Our Flying Fijian team has set the standards when it comes to team bonding, remember our players came from France, the UK and locally.

But great coaching interaction and commitment from our local strength and conditioning coaches the players were able to attend zoom training programs daily.

A few months later we are about to assemble a team to play in one of the toughest rugby competitions in the planet.

Let’s build and continue from our recent All Blacks experience of creating a team bonding exercise that begins with the players themselves.

It may be hard for our local players knowing that five months is a long time to switch back into game mode.

Let’s take the initiative of taking the first step of doing our own training in getting ready for the Skipper Cup competition.

By doing that we would have taken the first step of contributing to the bonding of the team.

Let’s take the onus of assisting of our Strength and Conditioning coaches in all levels of the game.

Feedback:  simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

 



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