Sampson Hall have worked consistently with the Newcastle Falcons Academy.
Last year they focussed on team work with a team cohesion event which lasted three days. This year the focus was far more on individual motivation and self leadership. The players learned about personal motivation and how it affected performance, the importance of a positive disposition and how important mutual support was to an individual both on and off the pitch. The practical demonstration of self motivation consisted of each player knitting a square which made up a team comfort blanket. The exercise proved to be an excellent vehicle for a deeper understanding of self motivation.