Train­ing un­der­way

Crocs AFL

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TRAIN­ING for the se­nior Crocs 2014 sea­son is at 5.15pm on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days at Port Dou­glas Sports Com­plex.

Cur­rently the Crocs have re­tained Brad Cooper as se­nior coach and ap­pointed Adam Boone as as­sis­tant coach.

Adam, from WA, is in his third sea­son at the club and has proven over that time to be a re­spected and tal­ented per­son around the Croc Pit. Brad and his foot­ball op­er­a­tions man­ager Jim Buck­ley have been busy over the off sea­son re­tain­ing a large quan­tity of 2013 play­ers, while re­cruit­ing around 16 play­ers from all over Aus­tralia.

This will in turn put presure on a few lo­cals who strug­gle to fully com­mit each year.

The Crocs have re­tained their ma­jor spon­sors Rat­tle N Hum, Paddy’s Ir­ish Bar and Grill, Bar­rier Reef Tav­ern and Ra­mada Re­sort.

Pres­i­dent Andy Smith said all is un­der­way for the first hitout in the 4xxx cup in March.

‘‘The ma­jor­ity of spon­sors have all stayed on board with sev­eral new in­clu­sions for 2014,’’ he said.

‘‘The Crocs’ pol­icy of only re­cruit­ing play­ers with good small town ethics and re­spect for the town is pay­ing off. We have noth­ing but praise from all the drink­ing es­tab­lish­ments.

‘‘This year we in­tend to in­crease our Ra­mada 200 club mem­ber­ship, which is a co­terie group who hold lun­cheons at each home game. Peo­ple wish­ing to meet peo­ple and have some fun can join for $250 and re­ceive nine smor­gas­board lun­cheons and drinks at home games and a 200 club T-shirt, free en­trance to all home games.’’

For info call Andy Smith, 0408985372. If in­ter­ested in hav­ing a game call se­nior coach Brad Cooper, 0418527469

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