Springbok influence at Celtic

2012-06-22 10:40

Johannesburg - Bloemfontein Celtic are looking to get their players into peak physical condition by bringing in Springbok fitness guru Derik Coetzee ahead of the upcoming Premiership season.

Phunya Sele Sele coach Clinton Larsen has employed the services of Coetzee, who worked with the 2007 World Cup winning South African rugby team and who is also helping prepare the country's hockey side for the Olympic Games.

"I think it is imperative to have a strong aerobic programme at the beginning of the pre-season training," Larsen told Times Live.

"You must have a good base of fitness and endurance and that's what the first two weeks of our preparations are dedicated to."

The Siwelele players will now be put through a series of fitness tests as Larsen looks to get his players into fighting shape ahead of the new campaign, which will see the Free State side contest the MNT8 following their eighth-place finish in the 2011/12 campaign.

"The tests determined which of the players had done what they were supposed to do with their individual training programmes during the holidays and where we might need to adjust the individual sessions," the coach added.


  • anele.kunene.52 - 2012-06-22 10:43

    Derik looks like he needs to design himself a fitness programme!

  • mondli.botha.7 - 2012-06-22 11:13

    They are going to be turned into cows n red cards will be the order in every match. Football is a game of intellect not physic

      warren.d.manning - 2012-06-22 11:29

      Bru.. football is also a game of ultimate fitness, ur comment is daft. Siwelele!

      raeez.omar.5 - 2012-06-22 12:33

      lol, Mondli PLEEEAAASE tell us what do you know about Rugby OR Soccer for that matter??????

  • Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-06-22 11:31

    Maybe the results will be coming the Bloemfontein way this season,the drought that has always been the order of the day for Celtic will go away.

  • Jesse Palmer - 2012-06-22 15:15

    It's not just about beig physically fit. These boys don't even know the basics of football, they just don't have that brain.

  • edgarsbusiso.mhlanga - 2012-06-23 00:15


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