Jacks hit the beach for recovery session

Jacks hit the beach for recovery session

Posted on September 5, 2016 in 'News'

After Saturday’s unbelievable West Australian Top Four Cup minor Semi-Final win against Floreat Athena, the ECU Joondalup squad hit Mullaloo beach for a recovery session with Blackroll Australia.

The company that runs programs for exercises for self-myofascial release, recovery, mobility, trigger point’s treatment and functional training, put the full squad through an hour of intense recovery, ahead of Wednesday’s Preliminary Final against Inglewood United at Inglewood Stadium (8.30pm)

Jacks head coach Dale McCulloch said it was a great workout and thanked the guys at Blackroll for their session. “We had a few sore bodies after Saturday’s epic game, and the beach session helped, and the guys from Blackroll were outstanding,” he said.

“As a club were trying to be more professional, both on and off the pitch and having used Blackroll this time, we will be using them again as it helped the players in recovery and has given us ideal preparation for Wednesday game.”

Midfielder Shane Pickering echoed McCulloch’s thoughts and said the players’ recovery session was well worth it. “After a tough game there was going to be plenty of sore bodies and with a quick turnaround to Wednesday’s game, appropriate recovery strategies needed to be put in place,” he said.

“Regan (physio) and Mark (high performance coach) arranged the recovery session down with Blackroll.

“The session involved a full 30-45minute session with the team at Blackroll, followed by a swim in the ocean. I must say I was very impressed with the session and was feeling much better afterwards.

Pickering runs his own football fitness business, and Two Half’s Football Development aims to develop the skills and knowledge in youth football with the implementation of leading sports science techniques and coaching expertise, and he said it such programs benefit the players.

“I know myself the importance and benefits surrounding foam rolling, especially as a form of recovery and as such found it a massive plus for the team,” he said.

“With such a big game for the club on Wednesday night against Inglewood it’s nice to have a sense of professionalism in the way we do things and I know it was of benefit to all the players.”