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Members' behind the scenes

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by codewana, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    Just got back home from the "Behind the Scenes" brunch this morning at Brookie. I'll tell you what, $50 VERY well spent! We started at 10 this morning and were greeted by Toovey, Rose, Kite, Seu Seu, Kelly Egan (assistant coach) and Larissa. After being split into a couple of groups, we were escorted by Larissa and George and were shown where Des sits and how a regular pre-game day transpires. We then headed down to the locker rooms and were shown the ice baths, lockers, change rooms and finally the media room where pre and post match conferences are held, as well as a final team talk before game day.

    After that, there was a bit of a kick around and everyone from the club was more than happy to answer any questions we had. Finally, before brunch, we went up to the lounge and heard from Des and Liz (sports scientist at the club) who explained how the GPS system at training works and showed us some live results based on a few volunteers' movements on the field.

    Was a great morning and an excellent birthday present for me. I'd strongly suggest everyone have a look into getting a ticket for the next one (if there is one) as it was a wonderful and informative morning. The players and staff were more than happy to sign merchandise and answer questions.

    Larissa, and all those involved, thanks for this morning!
     
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was there codewana and had a terrific time. I've posted a similar thread. Get to the next one people and take your kids.
     
  3. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    Which group were you in mate?
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The red group, still have my wristband on. Weird really. I thought there would be only a few people at the event. Not so. Good to see the kids having such a great time, getting their pics taken standing in the players change booths etc. Speaking to Toovs and Kite was such a buzz. I'll probably do it again, and will recommend it to any other fans. Terrific time..
     
  5. manlyforever08

    manlyforever08 Active Member

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    I went too (I was with you by the looks of it in the blue group! I had the pink scarf) and it was really amazing. Talking casually to Kelly especially was great, finding out about Brett's knee reconstructions (I've had two myself). I'm sure no other club has done this before and I'm looking forward to more members events. Only my first year as a member and so far, everything is great.
     
  6. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Like you, Codewana, it was an excellent birthday present for me too! I was in the red group and loved speaking with Toovs and Kitey. Even got a photo of Kitey in his own dressing room cubicle (all players have a cubicle with their names above them). I learnt heaps about what goes on behind the scenes, went in the coach's box where Des & staff sit, where the broadcasters, cameras, video ref are, the dressing rooms and where the media conferences are held, etc etc. Also got a very interesting insight into the scientific side about the GPS units explained by Liz (sports scientist).

    Thoroughly enjoyed the morning and worth every cent. Thanks heaps to Larissa and everyone involved.
     
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did Kitey say when he was back?
     
  8. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    I think it's been confirmed elsewhere that both Kite & Rodney will return after the bye. Can't wait till their back, we certainly need the depth there at the moment.
     
  9. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    By the way, 2 stats learnt from the scientific talk:

    Who's our fastest current player? Michael Oldfield, but we were told Snake's speed is improving and he's catching up to Oldfield.

    Who's our hardest hitter? We all answered Matai but it turned out to be T-Rex.
     
  10. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    Yes, but its a bit unknown because Matai's shoulders can't use the testing machine!
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kitey indicated to me he's be playing against the Goons. He looked very fit. Terrific event. And Big George is the fastest forward over thirty metres.
     
  12. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    When I was with him yesterday, he said he would probably be sitting this one out... Not sure now though :S
     
  13. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    Of course it was worth every cent, you didn't pay for it.
     
  14. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    Did any of you do the Wayne's world 'we're not worthy!' I'd be doing that upon meeting the Toovs.
     
  15. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    Haha! My fiance did, so I essentially did. Or at least, the way I look at it, its money that could have gone towards something else for me - an opportunity cost, if you like! ;)
     
  16. Stevo

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    Not that it matters but i'm assuming you're female. Pink scarf and all!
     

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