Rugby union: Perth-Bayswater welcomes Western Force for training session

Charlie Groom (11) and Tatafu Polota-Nau. Picture: Fraser Smith.
Charlie Groom (11) and Tatafu Polota-Nau. Picture: Fraser Smith.

THE Perth-Bayswater Rugby Union Club community trained with the Western Force squad on January 17.

Western Force joined Perth-Bayswater for an open training session and ran a junior coaching session at Pat O’Hara Reserve.

Perth-Bayswater Rugby Union Club committee member Lincoln Hefferen said about 250 people attended.

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“The full Force squad and support team coming to Perth-Bayswater rugby club is a huge honour and great for community rugby,” he said.

“They conducted high intensity training and drills on a very warm afternoon and though the players were looking exhausted they stayed for over an hour afterwards to meet fans, teach kids some skills and sign autographs.”

Hefferen said the juniors were thrilled to meet their rugby heroes.

“They were very patient and generous with their time and to have a number of Wallabies in attendance was a big buzz for all rugby fans,” he said.

Hefferen said Perth-Bayswater was in midst of the pre-season and trials were still ongoing.

The club trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.