Boyle joins Sharks training staff
Friday 2 November 2012 1:42 PM
David Boyle, a man with an abundance of NRL experience both on and off the field, joins the Sharks in 2013 as Physical Performance Manager in a major boost for the season ahead.
Boyle, who enjoyed a nine-year playing career with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, highlighted by two State of Origin appearances in 1987, has since compiled an impressive resume of achievements in the health and fitness industry.
Now the owner-manager of a gymnasium at Warilla near Wollongong and a Board member of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Associaiton, Boyle has previously held similar positions at the Dragons, Illawarra Steelers, Souths and most recently at the Wests Tigers.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan met with Boyle today (Thursday) to finalise a pre-season training plan and ha sno doubt he is set to become an extremely important member of the Sharks training staff.
“He was a very good player for Souths, played for NSW, so he knows rugby league and he’s been 20 years or more in strength and conditioning, he’s on the board of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association so he knows his business,” Flanagan said. “We’re excited about having him here.”
Likewise, Boyle was enthusiastic about the challenge ahead and of the opportunity to work with a quality roster of players at the Sharks for this upcoming season.
“I only played for one club but I’ve been at six different clubs since I started working in strength and conditioning and I’m looking forward to working here at the Sharks,” Boyle said to the Sharks playing group at their induction day today (Friday).
The Sharks kicked off their pre-season campaign with the induction day, with training proper, under the guidance of Flanagan, Boyle and assistant NRL coaches Peter Sharp and James Shepherd, will commence on Monday, November 5, with the Sharks to take part in a six week block of training prior to enjoying a Christmas break.