Force players on show at club games

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:16
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The Perth Premier Grade will be boosted by the return of Western Force players this week with more than 20 players involved in either a playing or coaching capacity.

The Perth Premier Grade will be boosted by the return of Western Force players this week with more than 20 players involved in either a playing or coaching capacity.

While a number of players will return to the field with their clubs on Saturday, those unavailable to play will provide analysis and coaching for their teammates, with the experience to contribute towards a Level 2 Coaching qualification.

This is the most number of Force players involved with the local competition at any one time throughout the franchise's eight year history.

The whole-of-club involvement in the local competition is a key part of the Western Force's seven-week, off-season development block, that also features intense tailored programs for players' athletic development and a strong focus on identifying and developing education and career opportunities outside of rugby.

While many Force players represented their local clubs during the Super Rugby season, additional players will be integrated into the Premier Grade each week through until the end of the season.

Western Force coach Michael Foley says committing to local clubs is an integral part of growing the game in Western Australia.

"We've had a number of clubs and players assist us throughout the Super Rugby season, and this is our opportunity to return the favour through our commitment to the local competition," he said.

"During this training block, we've got a real focus on our players' on- and off-field development and playing  or coaching for their clubs is an important part of that.

"Through the Level 2 Coaching qualification, the players will work with local coaches to strengthen the pathways between club and professional rugby."

Western Force players and their aligned clubs
Associates: Angus Cottrell, Kyle Godwin, Hugh McMeniman
Cottesloe: Junior Rasolea, Ed Stubbs
Nedlands: Patrick Dellit, Heath Tessmann
Palmyra: Salesi Manu
Rockingham: Kieran Longbottom
UWA: Chris Alcock , Nick Cummins, Sias Ebersohn
Wanneroo: Phoenix Battye, Tetera Faulkner, Matt Hodgson, Winston Stanley, Rory Walton
Wests Scarborough: Pek Cowan, Sam Wykes, Jayden Hayward

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