England rugby stars host special training session at Reebok Sports Club

England women's rugby stars Vicky Fleetwood and Fiona Pocock give members a rugby-themed workout at Reebok Sports Club

Vicky Fleetwood and Fiona Pocock were the star attraction at Reebok Sports Club on Wednesday.

The England women’s rugby union stars hosted a training session with Reebok Sports Club members before Fleetwood and Pocock took part in a question-and-answer session.

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The World Cup winners shared their tips on throwing technique and how to best train for a scrum, line-out or a ruck, the group also played a few fun games which help prepare you for a real game situation.

Alongside this, the girls lifted the lid on their personal journey as a part of the England team and some of the difficulties they have faced.

Pocock, who has played since the age of 7, has experienced two devastating knee injuries that left her unable to play for two years after each injury.

Fleetwood, on the other hand, has a much happier story and has played without injury since she was 14; she also played in the world cup in 2014 where the England team went on to victory!

After the training session, the Reebok Sports Club members were able to put their questions to the girls, and find out what it’s really like partaking in such an extensive training schedule.

The girls were positive about their full-time training programme, which takes place in Guildford at the Harlequins rugby team training ground, although they did share their dread for Tuesday morning’s, when they have to endure their most challenging training session and the watt bike workouts, which are always tough.

When it comes to fuelling themselves for training, they shared some of the details of their diet requirements, which are different for each team member depending on whether they fall into the minimize, maximize or maintainer group.

The group each player falls into is dependent on their weight and whether they need to add, lose, or maintain fat and muscle. The women are also given lunch during training, planned by the team’s nutritionist, and a diet plan catered to each individual, which will help them meet their required goals.

The current rugby fever is mostly centred on the Men’s Rugby teams, as the Rugby World Cup takes course; however, experiencing training with members of the female team was a great opportunity to appreciate the incredible skill level and talent of the women’s team as well as the men’s.

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