Fit­ness the pri­or­ity for Demons

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - DEMONS SEASON PREVIEW -

AF­TER suf­fer­ing in­jury is­sues last sea­son, the Wa­roona Demons re­serves are fit and raring to bounce back for 2018.

Coach Marty Scott said af­ter a rel­a­tively quiet pre-sea­son the side was com­ing to­gether well for the start of the sea­son.

Scott said train­ing had fo­cussed on build­ing fit­ness and num­bers were grow­ing now the sea­son had be­gun.

“A lot of it is run­ning, kick­ing and build­ing up fit­ness,” he said. “All the ba­sics re­ally. “Once we build up our fit­ness base, we’ll have a de­cent side.”

While the side was plagued with in­juries last year, which made it dif­fi­cult to get the best team on the field, Scott said this year was shap­ing up well and they could make it through to the fi­nals.

In round one, Wa­roona faced off against Man­durah and while the op­po­si­tion took the match, Scott said the team had made a good start.

“All in all I was pretty happy with the ef­fort,” he said.

Along with the rest of the club, Scott said there were a num­ber of young play­ers start­ing this sea­son.

“We’ve got a few young guys so we’re go­ing to build up that next gen­er­a­tion of core group,” he said.

Cameron White takes a mark for the Demons last sea­son.

Justin Gi­umelli leaps for the mark dur­ing the 2017 Peel Foot­ball League grand fi­nal.

Pic­tures: David Charlesworth

Demons Ben­jamin Wright and Bradley Starr con­test a mark against South Man­durah last year.

Maxwell Gar­diner swoops in to col­lect the ball ahead of a South Man­durah player last year.

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