Becks uses ballet conditioning techniques to train football players

With the recent bad weather many outdoor sports games have been suffering cancellation – no more than most, local Hereford side, Westfields’ FC. Their home MFA league match with Continental Star was postponed on Saturday due to allpay.park being covered in snow but the Midland Alliance club did not waste the day when they engaged Starlight dance instructor Rebecca White to give them a tone and stretch session at The Point 4 on Saturday afternoon.  The 22-man squad were put through their paces to music and really enjoyed the different approach to fitness.

Rebecca White comments “It was a good afternoon training the team, we worked on a combination of strengthening, core work, balance and flexibility taking influence from my ballet based conditioning. Often sports men just work on their cardio vascular fitness & do little in the form of core work or stretching. Ballet, Pilates and Yoga strengthen your back, legs and arms, with a great emphasis on strengthening your core muscles. Being flexible may not seem like a key factor in football, but increased flexibility has many benefits to the game; agility, moving quickly on your feet, changing directions with greater balance, stability and a greater range of motion. I hope I’ve helped Westfields attack the rest of the season!”

Manager Sean Edwards added “We hope now the snow has gone we can get back to playing again as our league insist we complete our MFA fixtures by 27th April so we are committed to a busy 3 months from now on.  Rebecca’s session put the lads in good spirits and they are all keen to get back to playing after the recent postponements.”

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