The Kumul Petroleum Barramundis have been training for the last 3 weeks but this Thursday was the first opportunity they had to train with newly appointed Coaching consultant, Justin Staines, who will assist Caretaker Coach, John Ovia as they gear up for the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers.
Barras Capitan, Assad Vala stated that today is the first skills session that they had with Staines, adding that this was just to analyse where the team is at and how they can better themselves.
“Justin is going to be helping us out for the next week or so. It’s good having him here, he has a lot of experience working with international teams, Big Bash Teams and a lot of teams in Queensland so it’s really good having him here and we’re trying to pick his brain on how go about it in this format getting ready for the T20 Qualifiers.”
Valla added that they are through to the 3 weeks of their 6 week preseason training program, adding that it’s been intense for the boys.
“It’s all about getting stronger for the next 6 weeks and getting to more skills-based sessions for June.”
He further said that the team has seen some young ones move up the ranks after a pacific tournament in Fiji. These boys were part of the Academy.
“It’s good to have some of the young boys mix around with the older more experienced players and hopes that they learn a thing or two from them