Yanco-Wamoon's 2018 pre-season is underway

YANCO-WAMOON’S pre-season is going from strength-to-strength, according to club president Craig Higgins. 

The Hawks have been kicking into gear since starting pre-season a few weeks ago and numbers have been solid at each session. 

With first grade coach Nick Puntoriero at the helm, Higgins said pre-season training had been surprisingly popular. 

“We’ve had some really good numbers for both nights each week,” he said. 

"The focus has been on fitness, but also ball work. 

“I think it makes a real difference getting the ball in everyone’s hands at this time of the year. 

“From what I’m hearing everyone is actually enjoying it.”

The Hawks are waiting for new recruits to arrive from New Zealand for the new season ahead and are hopeful they will produce a better result than last year. 

In 2017 the Hawks were in the mix, but their inconsistency and injuries hurt them late in the year. 

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Numbers across the other grades have also been positive. 

“The girls are travelling well … there’s about 10 turning up each night at the moment,” he said. 

“The under 16s and 18s are also looking strong. 

“Everyone is really positive at the moment. 

“It’s all looking good.”

Yanco-Wamoon’s first match up of the season proper will be in mid-April when they take on the Darlington Point-Coleambally Roosters in round one. 

“Everyone is really looking forward to the season ahead,” Higgins said. 

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