PARTNERSHIP: Waves Fitness and Squash manager Ben Salkeld is helping Yamba Buccaneers maintain their form on and off the field. Photo: Matthew McInerney
PARTNERSHIP: Waves Fitness and Squash manager Ben Salkeld is helping Yamba Buccaneers maintain their form on and off the field. Photo: Matthew McInerney

Yamba Buccaneers and fitness centre form winning combination

A PARTNERSHIP between Yamba Buccaneers and Waves Fitness and Squash is the secret to the coastal club's success.

Two of their three wins so far this season came after the fulltime siren, which Waves manager and Buccaneers inside centre Ben Salkeld attributed to the partnership between the two clubs, and Kris Thomsen's preseason regime.

"Kris focused a lot on the endurance and fitness stuff during the preseason and all of that helped a lot," Salkeld said.

"The ironmans, the triathlons, all the work on the beach.

"It's all paid off.

"I focus a bit more on strength, weight and the agility training to keep us going."

While the team formally trains on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Yamba Oval, Salkeld said the squad was encouraged to train at the gym on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

"We've had heaps of support from the club, we've even got the president (Robert Thompson) signed up," he said.

Bangalow forfeited today's round six fixture at Yamba Oval of the Far North Coast Rugby Union reserve grade competition.



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