THE Hamilton Kangaroos have returned to the training track following a three week break over the Christmas and New Year period.
The Kangaroos, under the direction of new senior playing coach Jarrod Holt, opened their pre-season program on November 11.
Excellent numbers were a feature of the pre-season phase leading up to the break and this trend continued as players resumed the hard yards at Melville Oval on Monday evening.
“There’s still a lot of people away on holidays and that,” Holt told the Hamilton Spectator.
“It’s probably not quite the time just yet to get everyone together and get real serious, but the guys that came back last night, or back this week, will hopefully benefit from that extra fitness work that we’ll do.”
Holt has mapped out the Kangaroos’ preparation in the lead up to the 2014 Hampden Football Netball League season opener on April 5.
The Kangaroos will play two practice matches, an intra-club and also participate in the Boag’s Draught Cup in preparation for their season opener against Cobden.
The Kangaroos will play practice matches against Ararat and Leopold at venues still to be determined.
“Those two games will be played two weeks before our first game,” Holt said.
The pre-season Boag’s Draught Cup, which will feature all 10 league clubs, will be played on March 15.
“Before the Boag’s Draught Cup we’re going to have an intra-club scratch match as well, just to give the boys a run and try to put a few things into place,” Holt said.
Holt indicated that the Kangaroos would train three nights a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) right up until their practice matches.
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, January 16, 2014