Crocs take bye seriously
THE Port Douglas Crocs have enjoyed a weekend of relaxation and fun with a bye, but are once again training hard this week in preparation of their match-up against the Manunda Hawks on Saturday.
The last time the two teams met, the Crocs managed a 104-point victory, leaving no doubts the Hawks will be out for revenge this weekend.
The Crocs’ fitness levels have been high this year which coach Brad Cooper attributes to the lighting system and the boys plan to keep it this way, working hard at training.
‘‘They had a good weekend off, but got straight back into some solid training,’’ Mr Cooper said.
‘‘They have been working on all aspects of the game - a lot of defence, offence and stoppages training.’’
The Crocs had some debutantes in their side when they last played and will welcome four or five of them back again this week.
‘‘Everyone is welcome to come down and have a look at the next generation of local players coming through,’’ Cooper said. ‘‘The boys are showing alot of promise. ‘‘We are going into the game confident but realise we could have a tough battle on our hands as the Hawks have some really talented players in their side now.’’
The teams will face off at the Crocpit at 3pm on Saturday. The Crocs will have a bye the following weekend.