THE INSIDE WORD FROM COACH CHRIS O'KEEFE

The pre-Christmas portion of the preseason started on Monday 14th November and we have completed five weeks of training finishing up on Thursday 15th December.

The new coaches have introduced a number of new regimes and training programs for the group and it has been received positively by the players. The training numbers have been good with a large number of players in attendance throughout the five weeks, with 25-30 players on the track most nights during the week.

I have been very impressed with the playing group in their willingness to embrace my style of coaching and the new ideas we are looking at implementing for next year, the improvement from week one until the end of week five has been substantial.

Hopefully the players will maintain their fitness over the break and then we can really pick things up in the new year. We only get one chance to make a change and so far things are moving in the right direction. 

The club and members can rest assured that we will be doing everything in our power to get the senior teams back up the ladder with some success on the horizon. We are still continuing our recruiting drive, making sure that we are getting both quality people and players to the club.

I would like to officially welcome Nick Weightman, Marty Dufty, Tim Glasson, Paul Milosev, Blake Charles and Brandon Leach as new players to the club, also welcoming back to the club Kevin Upton, Jono O’Brien and Justin Grima. We have a number of other potential recruits with whom we are engaged in talks with and these will be revealed once/if they join the club, watch this space! 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all players, members, officials and supporters a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, be safe, enjoy the break and we will see you in the 2017! 

-Chris O’Keefe 

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​Senior Coach Chris O'Keefe. 📷- Cody Bench Photography