December 09 2019
“Wrestling and rugby are two sports that go hand in hand. It builds in a level of personal safety and resilience you don’t get it in a lot of sports. I actively recruit athletes with a wrestling background as I know that they will be better suited to the collision aspect of rugby. They are more kinaesthetically aware than a number of their peers as well as exhibit an incredible competitive streak. The work that goes into wrestling training plays a large role in the athletes onfield performance as well. Most often, this shows up in tackling technique, work at the breakdown and the set piece.
Wrestling offers numerous benefits. One being the environment. Being indoors allows for year round training and then the added benefit of working in pairs ensures no one gets lost and all the athletes are seeing tangible, skill building volume through safely engaging in pure competition. The benefits of wrestling are vast and being able to utilise the Westsider Wrestling Club will be essential to our programs overall success for the long term not only by training our current athletes but building in the next generation of future Thunderbirds in the classroom and on the field.”