The NSW Police Rugby League State Representative team arrived on the Gold Coast on Sunday the 3 June 2011. Having a win on their belts after a solid hit out and win against the NSW Fire brigade a few weeks earlier.
The team bused to their accomodation for the next five nights at the luxurious 'Peppers Resort' at Broadbeach.
Below management outside Peppers Broadbeach.
The NSWPRL team travelled to Burleigh Juniors ground where they trained and built up some great combinations. Again it was salient that this team had the winning mode in the back of their minds and each and every player trained as if they were playing the crucial game a few days ahead. After training Seaworld was on the agenda for the team to let their hair down, followed by a team dinner at the Titanium bar, home of the Gold Coast Titans, where Monday night football was viewed, Canberra beating the Roosters.
1PM the team bused up to Suncorp stadium and arrived in a positive mood to perform at their best. The team had been well prepared by the coaching staff, but also their own efforts to arrive in peak fitness and work hard at training to learn the structures and moves. Suncorp stadium had been savaged by recent floods meaning the traditional dressing sheds were inoperable. As a result all teams prepared in temporary refurbished sheds.
Blue wall! Great NSW defence by Claytons Parkyns and David Cox.
Tough NSW Prop Forward Shanon Hardgrave plays the ball.
The bus ride home was a provided a great memory with plenty of songs led by Graham Hibbs, Robbie Mears and Dave Cox. The team ventured out to the Gold Coast venues on returned.Day 5 The team had breakfast at the Kurrawa surfclub, followed by a funny day at the Envy hotel. The DVD of the game was put on the 'loop' by Keegan the publican, and a few games added to the amusement of the afternoon. The Australian side was read out by Vice President Rod Sheraton and NSW provided the majority of the team. Day 6 The victorious NSWPRL fly out from Coolangatta.