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Warriors high performance training centre unveiled

The Warriors have unveiled their just-completed world-class high performance training centre at Mount Smart Stadium.
Warriors high performance training centre unveiled
by NRL

The Warriors have unveiled their just-completed world-class high performance training centre at Mount Smart Stadium.

Major media outlets were the first to be shown the spectacular facility, totally transformed following a million dollar plus investment.

The refit and upgrade has been achieved just seven months after the club's owners Eric Watson and Sir Owen Glenn ONZM together with the board announced a series of initiatives in July last year designed to take the club to a new level.

Critical to their strategy was to invest heavily in the upgrading of training, sports science, medical, talent identification, IT and other team support facilities.

Vodafone Warriors head strength and conditioning coach Carl Jennings gave media a tour of the facilities and he and his staff put them through a workout on the new equipment as well as giving them time in the hypoxic chamber.

"We now have a state-of-the art, world-class high performance training centre," said Jennings.

"We've worked in close conjunction with LifeFitness to develop the facility and couldn't be happier with the end product.

"This isn't a short-term fix but more importantly a catalyst to develop sustained success through the incorporation of a long-term athletic development plan. It will create an athletic pathway for all young players who come into our system, a strategy which is the cornerstone of the vision of our owners."

Jennings said specially-designed functional strength training equipment had been manufactured and supplied by Hammer Strength USA, recognised as a world leading brand in strength training equipment.

"It was essential when designing the gym that we took into consideration that the gym is designed to facilitate the development of elite rugby league athletes," he said.

"LifeFitness and Hammer Strength helped us in designing our sport specific gymnasium.

"Along with the strength training equipment the gym also incorporates one of the largest altitude chambers in the southern hemisphere which will enable us to develop elite levels of fitness within our players."

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