September / October Update

September: Sharks win second premiership flag (2 in a row)



PIT crew make QLD Allies team:
As a result of a great AFL Under 18 national titles and great QLD state league finals series. Members of the the PIT crew’s hard work was rewarded by being chosen in the Allies state open team. Making this team allows the athletes another opportunity to be looked at by potential AFL clubs. Haydyn Kiel, Kurt Tippett and Taury Zimmer were all part of the team. Kurt Tippett dominated and did his draft prospects no harm by dominating all over the ground.

PIT crew invited to state and national draft camp:
A record 5 PIT CREW athletes were invited to attend the AFL draft. Kurt Tippett and Haydyn Kiel were chosen for the national draft and Taury Zimmer, Dane Eaton and Joel Tippett were chosen for the state draft screening.

AAESS Conference Update:
I attended the AAESS conference in Sydney to see some of the great new groundbreaking research taking place in Australia and abroad. ECU’s founding Professor Rob Newton presentation ‘The latest trends in strength and conditioning’ was one of the highlights of the conference. By attending these conferences it ensures our athletes have access to the latest and greatest groundbreaking techniques available to give them the edge and advantage they need to succeed over their opponents!


As a result of a great work ethic and smart programming Nat Barnes increased strength, speed and explosiveness was rewarded by being named the QRL state league leading try-scorer and was given an invite to train with the NRL’s newest franchised club the Gold Coast Titans Titans.

The work ethic he’s formed in the PIT will hold him in good stead for the work of titans strength coach Billy Johnston.

After a remarkable season at the age of 24, Nat Barnes has done what was thought to be impossible.


Nat Power-cleaning 100kgs from the hang


Nat after Box squatting 200kgs