Cameron Cope tells us about his experience after winning his first game with the Word XVIII team in the 2013 NAB U/16 National Championship:
The day after the game, we trained and we did a recovery session in the coldest pool in Australia at the Crowne Plaza. At night, we went bowling as a team for a fun night out.
Tuesday, we did a recovery session with the fitness coach and went to training to work onto set ups in certain circumstances along with a session in the pool for our muscles to recover. We did a gym session to show us how to warm up the muscles before a big session; the session was aimed at technique. We trained how an AFL player would. We also went sightseeing as a team in Sydney.
On game day, we had a late start as we went for a media opportunity with the GWS Giants and I managed to get interviewed by the head coach. In preparation for the game we went for a warm up before the team meeting to see where we can improve in the game. We viewed footage of our last game with a one to one feedback from the coach.
Wednesday the 10th July, for their second game, the World XVIII team defeated the South Pacific 142-30. The last game is this Saturday and if the teams wins they will take out the Division 3 title! Leave your words of support on our facebook page.
World XVIII 22.10 (142)
South Pacific 4.6 (30)
World XVIII: Mostert 6, Sokoyi 5, Jok 3, Moussalli 2, Paligorov 2, Kerbatieh, Moshoeshoe, Sekori, Mamur
South Pacific: Siwee 2, Havea, Morehari
World XVIII: Mostert, Volker, Kerbatieh, Sokoyi, Aujla, Jok
South Pacific: Ngata, Misioli, Clark, Havea, Tirang