Young scrum-half lends a guiding hand to future Ospreys hopefuls
In the latest of the positional master classes that have seen the likes of Andrew Millward and Mefin Davies taking special training sessions for the Ospreys age grade players, Tom Habberfield recently hosted a scrum half master class for potential future Ospreys.
Scrum half players from the Under 16 and 18 age grade squads had a chance to get advice from current Osprey scrum half Habberfield, working on different passing and kicking techniques and other tactical skills that will benefit them in their specific position.
Tom Habberfield said on the sessions:
“It’s great to be involved with the younger age grade Ospreys. It was great for me when I was younger to see and learn from players from the first team so now it’s nice for me to give something back and try to help out. Also I’d like to be involved in coaching when I’m older and I finish playing so it’s good experience for me too”.
Tom Sadler, a scrum half from the Under 16’s squad commented:
“It’s a brilliant opportunity for us all to be involved with. It’s great to learn from someone who is where we want to be in the future and really helpful to have the techniques Tom has learnt passed on to us.”
Andrew Millward, WRU Regional Performance Manager at the Ospreys, highlighted Tom’s involvement as another example of the way in which the region’s ‘coach is king’ philosophy is helping to prepare the next generation of players and coaches:
“We believe that encouraging players to take an active interest or involvement in coaching helps to makes them better players as not only do they start to look at and think about the game differently, they also realise they have responsibilities. Tom is one young player who is already on the coach development pathway and although still very much at the start of his playing career we see him having a potential career in coaching after his playing days.”