City coaches pick brains of rugby league giants



THE Wests Tigers and Keebra Park High School brains' trusts will share their rugby league knowledge with local officials at the Coach the Coaches clinic in Gladstone next month.

A host of officials from the Tigers' NRL outfit and Keebra Park High, a renowned schoolboy rugby league stronghold, will conduct the clinic for junior and senior team coaches at the Gladstone Leagues Club on February 18 from 8am to 3pm.

At this stage it is expected that Tigers coach Tim Sheens or his assistant Royce Simmons, and perhaps both, will attend the clinic alongside Warren McDonnell (recruitment manager), Ciriaco Mescia (strength and conditioning coach) and Tigers star player Benji Marshall, a former Keebra Park student.

Keebra Park, the reigning Arrive Alive Cup Queensland champions and national finalists, will be represented by open coach Greg Lenton and David Heath, a member of the 2005 Penrith Jersey Flegg coaching staff.

The clinic will be staged in conjunction with the 15 years and open schoolboy rugby league trials to be contested in Gladstone on February 17-18.

The touring Keebra Park sides will take on teams representing Gladstone, Rockhampton, Central Queensland and the Sunshine Coast at the trials with Keebra Park officials keen to view regional talent.

Anyone wishing to participate in the coaching clinic can obtain nomination forms at the Gladstone Leagues Club, Harvey Road.



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