first_imgTHE hard work continues for Saints Academy players in preparation for their upcoming seasons.The under 18s and the under 20s were put through their paces at a cold and blustery Sherdley Park last weekend.As soon as the Christmas and New Year celebrations were over the lads were straight into the physically demanding combination of hill runs and other drills which have become part of the usual Saturday morning routine.Under the watchful eye of Player Performance Manager Neil Kilshaw, the lads were set a gruelling programme of hill runs and other sprints throughout the St Helens park.“The hill sessions have become an integral part of the lads pre-season training schedule,” he said “It is really tough for the boys and heavy on the legs, but all of the them are continuing to work hard and I’m sure all of this conditioning work will stand them in good stead for the long season in front of them.”The U20s League fixtures begin, just as the first team do, with an away trip to London Broncos on Saturday February 4.Before that they will face Oldham’s first team in a pre-season friendly at the Whitebank Stadium.The game will kick off at 8pm on Friday January 27.last_img

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