Individual training regimes and general fitness has naturally continued throughout lockdown, but the key for sides has become to manage the psychological challenges of essentially staying inactive.
To assist in that regard, team management have been utilising Kahoot!, an app generally used for educational purposes that’s proved very useful.
“It’s really about keeping minds active,” said Mathie.
“Initially we set up quizzes for the players to familiarise themselves with the game plan. Those ‘tests’ generate scores and we’ve had some fun with that. We’ve also set up some that are more informal.”