Return to Training – Captain’s Perspective

On Thursday June 4, our Senior & Reserves men’s teams finally returned to training. Strict COVID-19 ‘return to training’ protocols were enforced and followed. You can view them here on our website.

This return to training would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of many committee members, coaches, players and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who has played their role.

Below is a reflection by Club Captain, Harry Hill, on the return to training…

“2020 has been an interesting year to say the least, yet it was exciting to get some normality back to peoples lives with the boys returning to footy training at Brighton Beach Oval this past Thursday night.  

“While the sessions are different and interaction levels restricted it was great to see so many faces and to get out and have a kick with your mates. The energy levels were up and the boys are motivated to continue working over the next few weeks with the hope of a modified season commencing later in the year.

“Overall, training was a success in terms of getting a feel back for the footy and the excitement levels will continue to grow as we start to ramp things up for a season start.   

“To the players’ credit, and as a result of the coaches and leaders driving the standards, commitment and training efforts didn’t drop off through isolation. Through constant communication and mini competitions, the players were able to push themselves and hold each other accountable.

“The Inaugural “Tonners Classic” event, initiated by Trav O’Donoghue, was a massive success with an 800 metre final going down to a sprint finish and in the end being taken out by Year 12 boy, Ben Fisher….. Another Fisher??

“We are very much looking forward to the next few months and hopefully being able to play some footy for our supporters and the community!

Go Tonners!

Harry Hill

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