The Warriors first team squad enjoyed getting back into competitive mode last Friday, with an afternoon spent as Army Commandos at Pennine Battlefield Live. The afternoon was anything but easy, with Jeff Lima commenting; ‘that was the hardest training session I've ever done.'
The trip to Pennine Battlefield Live, which is situated on the Camelot site near Chorley, was awarded to the Warriors following their fantastic Super League Grand Final Victory in October 2010.
The players spent the afternoon running, crawling and rolling across the 6 acre site after being deployed on 4 different missions. The players used their arsenal of weapons including sniper rifles, AK47's and machine guns, all fitted with the latest in lazer technology, to defeat their opposing team.
Under the watchful eye of Head Coach Michael Maguire and Assistant Lead Coach Shaun Wane, the players were put through their paces in the 2 hour session. Maguire Commented; "It's great to see the lads enjoying themselves at the end of a tough first week in training, but they are also working hard too. The terrain is tough, the conditions under foot are heavy and the boys are certainly putting it in."
The two teams were captained by Andy Coley and Paul Deacon, with Coley telling us:
"It's not the most conventional training we've done this week, but all the lads have loved it - even if we didn't know quite how hard it was going to be!"
Pennine Battlefield Live Director Andy Robinson added:
"It's great to have the Warriors here today. I was a bit nervous giving them their mission briefing, as they're a bigger set of lads to the ones were used to here, but they all seem to be having a great time."
If you would like to following in the Warriors footsteps and visit Pennine Battlefield Live, simply visit www.bflpennine.co.uk or call Andy on 07721 303888.