Norm Smith Medallist
- Aug 21, 2018
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Gold Coast Suns, Melbourne Stars
Probably about 5:45 they were out having one to one warm up kick to kicks .... and then I presume it was about 6 they disappeared into the guest change rooms for a briefing and that's when I had to leave. There were cones out across the ground for drills which Cloe was putting out.I was at down at vic park last night, but it was quite late. Probably about 9pm.
What time did they start?
Wish they'd negotiated to have the "Optus" signage on the kit in white instead of yellow/gold. Far too Richmondy for my liking.Probably about 5:45 they were out having one to one warm up kick to kicks .... and then I presume it was about 6 they disappeared into the guest change rooms for a briefing and that's when I had to leave. There were cones out across the ground for drills which Cloe was putting out.
Not sure why they were in the guest change rooms but there seems to be a bit of ongoing reno work going on for those that haven't been down the way for a awhile. The replacement seating in the Sherrin stands are coming along nicely and there's also a few cabinets / furniture removed sitting under the stairs. I guess it might be taken from the main change room.
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Steve Symonds was there and I presume that Chris Clifton was there too (it was another bloke anyway).
“We got what we wanted out of it,” Symonds told collingwoodfc.com.au post the session.
“We wanted to see what our younger players could offer in different roles and we saw some exciting things.”
Only Brianna Davey and Kristy Stratton missed the session (both were managed).
Lauren Bulter and Alana Porter were an electric duo in defence while Irish recruit Aishling Sheridan offered great speed in the forward line.
There were also some positive improvements from Sarah Rowe in front of goal as well as Sharni Layton in the ruck.
Ash Brazill was her usual self as a force down back but she also spent time up forward, managing to boot a major late in the final term.
Having struggled at times to hold the front position of their opponents, the Pies managed to find their way and became more dominant in the final term.
“North’s is one of the teams who is expected to be up there this season, so it was a great opportunity for us to play against a really established group who’ve been consistently strong over the past 12 months,” Symonds said.
“But it was good to see some signs in terms of fitness and structure particularly in the last quarter from our group.
“We now know the areas we need to tighten up and we’ll focus on that over the next couple of weeks.”