Player Watch #35: Charlie Lazzaro - contract extension until end of 2024

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Aug 13, 2020
AFL Club
North Melbourne
It's unmistakeable how many of them have got PTs over the off-season; Noble must have laid out his expectations pretty clearly, and while Brady is cleaning up the S&C side of things, the message seems to be no excuses, get your own programs and come back fit(ter)
Could easily have been our new SC coach too.
Noble obviously not happy with how fit our guys were last year.
Also the young guys are taking spots off established players. They know it and are doing everything they can to keep it that way.


Club Legend
Dec 27, 2011
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Saw the lizard slithering around the tan the other morning. Looked like he had filled out a little more too.
Actually saw Kieran Harper sprinting around there as well last week and man he looked fit (and still young). Bloody hell what could have been!!

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May 18, 2012
Back In Town
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North Melbourne
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Jays, Leafs
Is it possible COVID restrictions are playing a part in it? IIRC there are carveouts for elite athletes that allow them to train and use gyms etc, but does it have to be hand in hand with a PT or something perhaps? Genuinely don't know, but it's been startling just how many players are involved in one program or another in their offseason.
Maybe also that the gyms are all cottoning on to this as a promotional vehicle. Been increasing over the last few years I reckon.

King Corey

Jun 9, 2001
Windy Hill Safe Injecting Room
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North Melbourne
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St Johnstone
It might also be possible that players did this in previous years, but the prevelance of social media nowadays is just highlighting what early training is undertaken.

Good on the guys though. I wouldn't begrudge them for taking a few more weeks off to relax and get some mental R&R!
This is it, players have been doing various extras in offseasons for eons. This is just a more visible form of it.

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