NIAS touch squad fine-tuned for Sydney camp

NORTHERN Inland Academy of Sport’s touch squad had a final hit at Gipps Street in Tamworth on Saturday out to prepare for a four-day camp in Sydney later this month.

The Tamworth Services Club-sponsored touch squad completed Saturday’s session with coaches Steve Young and James Cooper to polish up on series of game based drills, said head coach Jeff Aldridge.

“This camp was all about game stucture and defence policy,”Aldridge said.

“We do have a very young group this year. We have a completely new group of talented kids coming through.

“They show a lot of talent.”

He said the four-day camp in Sydney has been organised with NSW Touch.

“They’ll have some current Australian players coaching teh kids, that will be good for them,” he said.

“They might be young but we hope this will be a stepping stone for them to go onto bigger and better things.

“We’ve had some awfully talented kis like teh Kimbereley reschs, teh Le Brocqs come though and while they might not stay with touch we’ve given them a chance to progress to higher honours in other sports as well.”

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