The squad training day was designed for those players who had played for the Mercia Region at Hayling Island back in September AND to include any other players from the region who aspire to get into the squad next year, 2017. Initially 32 players put their names down and so the list was split into two equal two-hour sessions (a.m. & p.m.). On the day, illness interfered and only 26 attended
Firstly, can I thank you for your great hospitality yesterday, especially the lunch cooked by Zena and the coffee stream constantly offered?
Secondly, I would like to say what an enthusiastic and friendly bunch of players you gave me to work with during the day. They offered, spontaneously, to help me with the carriage of coaching equipment at both ends of the day and most of them came to shake my hand at the end of each session and to express their thanks. Even those who found some of the tasks more than challenging, stuck at them and tried their best to achieve a measure of improvement.
Thirdly, I will go through the notes in the next day or so and send them to you for distribution asap.
Our thanks to Brian Stote.