08 Feb Culture Club
Thirty-five players and coaches are off to Thredbo this weekend with the express purpose of establishing the expectations, aims and objectives of the Whites for 2019.
Camp organiser Dan Hawke, colts’ coach, has put together a challenging program with Queanbeyan Tigers’ legend Mark Armstrong the main guest.
Armstrong has had input with the Whites over the last couple of years and this time he will be focusing on perceptions.
Training sessions have been well structured and challenging with players responding remarkably well given the trying conditions.
Guests this season have included the four allocated Brumbies to the whites-Tevita Kurindrani, Matt Lucas, Lachlan McCaffery and Les- as well as coaching mentor Geoff Stokes.
Stokes has just about recovered from the long hours involved with the Invictus Games. He was impressed with the training and particularly the amount of contact being done so early in the year.
A few to keep your eye on are a returning Ben Darmody, new comer Levi Clark and Australian Schoolboy Brendan “BJ” Jiminez.
Darmody returns after a year out and he looks like he will realise his potential in 2019. He is a strong back with skills. Clark is a mature 21-year old from New Zealand and can fill five eighth, centre and fullback. He has been most impressive.
BJ has chosen the Whites despite being courted by all and sundry. He is dynamic and will add the X-factor.