SA training camp for England
McNamara excited by high-altitude training camp
Last Updated: September 5, 2012 4:17pm
England will travel to South Africa for a 10-day high-altitude training camp after next month's Super League Grand Final.
Coach Steve McNamara will select a 24-man squad in preparation for the autumn triangular tournament involving Wales and France, and as well as having an eye on the Rugby League World Cup in 2013.
The squad, which comprises members of the elite training squad and NRL-based players, will leave the UK on 10 October and set up camp at the North-West University Training Centre at Potchefstroom.
"We have looked at training camps across the world and have found the best facilities to give the players everything they need in their preparation. "
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Spain were based at the sports campus during their 2010 World Cup campaign, as were some of Britain's Olympic athletes also ahead of London 2012.
"I am very excited that we will be taking our elite players to a high-altitude training camp," said McNamara.
"We have looked at training camps across the world and have found the best facilities to give the players everything they need in their preparation.
"We believe we are the first international rugby league team to train at high altitude and it will be something new for the players.
"Our preparation and planning will be vital over the year ahead.
"We have to give the players every opportunity to reach their full potential if we are going to fulfil our objective of winning the Rugby League World Cup in 2013."
McNamara will announce his squad on October 1.