July 18, 2021
The Kaiviti Silktails are continuing their preparations for the 2022 Ron Massey Cup despite the Greater Sydney area currently being in lockdown due to emergence of COVID-19 cases.
After starting with two losses, the Silktails went on to win four of their next five and their win-loss record now stands at 5-6 with one draw.
Silktails chief executive Stephen Driscoll said they are currently doing some mid-year reviews with each unit of the team.
“Our middle forwards, halves, left and right edges, backs – where Wes goes through from what we did in round one to what we’re like today.”
“He’s been using videos and other online tools remotely so that’s been really good. We’re also doing individual reviews with players so we’re trying to make the best use of this extra time we’ve now got,” he said.
“I’ve also got to start thinking about next year as well and what our roster might look like – who do we want to come back, who needs more development, that kind of thing.”
“I think we need to definitely plan to be out here in Sydney again for the first half of 2022 and then hopefully if things go well, go home and play the back half of the season there,” Driscoll added.
Driscoll will be meeting with NSWRL officials in due course as part of his 2022 season planning.
Meanwhile, after initially being able to train in groups of eight, the Silktails have now adapted to the tighter restrictions from the NSW Department of Health.
By Romeka Romena