Captain Jamie O’Shea said this about the preparation coming into the season.
He said: “The team haven’t stopped training since last season finished. We all committed to maintaining fitness levels and sessions throughout summer. This has meant our stamina and skill level hasn’t dropped and the cohesion has been maintained, allowing players to cover different positions.”
Lytchett Minster sit top of the table with six wins in the league and qualified for the second round of the Counties Cup 2, the side boasts a +276 points difference whilst 39 points the whole season.
Forwards coach Steve O’Shea gave credit to their partnership with their physios.
He said: “Our physio team from Heal and Toe are fantastic. Their treatments, work and advice is critical to our success and ensuring players aren’t out for too long or coming back to soon.’’
Recovery and training is important to local rugby clubs as their players are forced to limited time training and harsh conditions which increases the importance of preventing or rehabbing injuries.
Lytchett also have a second team which creates more depth across the club, with the first team doing so well it will encourage the players to provide the support they need for the whole season as in many sports injury is inevitable.
The club has a large social media following with their Instagram amassing four thousand followers, the grassroots club also offers community events at the club as well as charity events.
The small village side is a compliment to the sport of rugby and provides community in Dorset whilst also performing at a top level.
A recent advance in in club rugby has been the introduction of VEO cameras to record matches, the cameras live stream the match to the VEO website where fans can watch the match as its being played.
Vice chairman Guy Barnyard spoke about the benefits of this technology.
He said: “This shows very simply how we can adapt certain plays and the minor changes we need to make to ensure certain things work as they should.’”