Loughborough Lightning get training tips from the police
LOUGHBOROUGH Lightning Netball team dropped into Leicestershire Police headquarters to pick up some training tips.
Ten members of the team were put through their paces by Sergeant Mel Thomas, who took them through some intense team building exercises. They also discussed mindfulness techniques in order to stay focused, at the top of their game, and achieve their very best.
Sergeant Thomas is no stranger to elite sporting stars. In 2016 he trained Olympic Gold swimming medallist Adam Peaty on a similar visit to force HQ as he took part in a series of fitness tests.
Sergeant Thomas said: “Being the best doesn’t just mean being at the peak of your fitness - it also requires a strong and healthy mind set and that’s something we speak to officers about all the time.
“I’m pleased that we were able to pass on some of those positive techniques to Loughborough Lightning Netball team. I hope the force can work with them again in the future and we wish the team well for the season ahead.”
Sara Bayman, head coach for Loughborough Lightning Netball, said: “Our aim was to get the team out of its comfort zone to see how it operates under pressure. It’s been a fantastic experience and one we can take so much from.
“We’re nurturing the next crop of future England players and anything that can give us that added extra is very much appreciated. There’s so much to learn from being in a new environment – particularly one that’s so intense.”
Chief Constable Simon Cole went to greet the team as part of the visit.
He said: “A good team dynamic is very important and having trust in one another. We’re happy to share our knowledge and experience today.”
Loughborough Lightning team members during a visit to Leicestershire Police headquarters to pick up some training tips.