St Helen’s – The Saints – are one of the most dominant Super League sides rugby league has ever seen. And it was a huge pleasure to welcome them for a critical team building session at our brand-new Adrenaline Indoors facility.
This was no ordinary team building session for The Saints. Their away day with us was scheduled to take place just a couple of days before a hugely anticipated semi-final play-off: a high stakes battle against Wigan Warriors for a place in the Super League Grand Final.
Fans will know that this worked out pretty well for St Helens. In fact, two weeks after their resounding win over Wigan, the Saints went on to win the Super League with a spectacular Grand Final victory over the Salford Red Devils at Old Trafford on October 12, 2019.
THE VALUE OF BRINGING THE TEAM TOGETHER
Saints coach Justin Holbrook wanted his squad to enjoy an alternative adventure activity session based on teamwork, leadership and team bonding. And we have to agree, these seem like pretty decent skills to want to bring into focus given the circumstances…
Our team duly put together a suitable itinerary, balancing engaging team activities and challenges at Adrenaline Indoors with some down time for food, drinks and team bonding at our surf-side bar & kitchen.
NEW CHALLENGES FOR THE TEAM
The lads put our equipment through its paces, taking on activities and challenges at the caves, aerial assault, extreme slides, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, freefall drops and zips. Pushing their boundaries in a slightly competitive arena? Not surprisingly, perhaps, it turned out to be right up their street.
Did they enjoy it? We think their pictures – and their subsequent huge victories in both the Super League Semi-Final and Grand Final – tell their own story. But this is what their head coach Justin Holbrook told us:
“Our day at Adventure Parc Snowdonia was thoroughly enjoyable for everyone. The instructors were extremely well organised, very friendly and knowledgeable. The whole day was run in a very professional manner, but more importantly all of the boys had fun. It was the perfect session for our boys leading into the play-off series.”
Assistant coach Ian Talbot added:
“As a club, we value the importance of team building and alternative activity sessions, they are an integral part of our schedule. The players and staff have all mentioned that this has been one of the best we have ever done, and we hope to visit you again soon.”
St Helens, we salute you. Congratulations on your huge Super League victory, and we hope we’ll see you again soon too.
BRING OUT THE WINNING STREAK IN YOUR OWN TEAM
A flagship and award-winning adventure hub on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, we offer all-weather, all-year-round team building adventures and away days, with great hospitality and glamping accommodation on site too. In 2020, we will open a lagoon-side Hilton Garden Inn with conference and spa facilities.
You can read all about the activities The Saints took part in at Adrenaline Indoors here. Find out more about our man-made waves, surf lessons and wave sessions here. And download our corporate brochure here.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can tailor an away day to help bring out the winning streak in your team, just drop us a line! Give our corporate events coordinator Tansy a shout on [email protected] or call her on 01492 353 123.