Clinton Green’s first pre-season in charge of the Darlington Point Coleambally Roosters has been a successful one so far.
He said even though fitness had been the main point of emphasis, the team hadn’t skipped a beat.
“Numbers have been really good and everyone’s putting in the effort,” he said.
“It’s all gone a bit smoother than how I thought it would, but I credit that to how well the boys have gone about their business.
“The attitudes have been fantastic and there’s been no sign of quit from them.”
The team remains largely the same as last year.
The exceptions are Ryan McGoldrick and Nicholas Briggs who have left and Ben Tupou who has joined the squad.
There is a month to go until the season starts but Green won’t worry about that just yet.
“We won’t focus on the first match until a week out from the game most likely,” he said.
“In the early rounds you have to back your own strengths rather than worry about the other team.”
The first team they play is the West Wyalong Mallee Men, the team they eliminated from the finals last year.
He was confident the team could build on last year’s good season, a year that saw them lose in the grand final.
“I can’t see why not,” he said.
“We’ve got a strong team and everyone’s seems committed to putting in the hard yards.”