Geelong captain Joel Selwood looks for a teammate to pass to during the Cats' first open training session as part of its pre-season camp in Coffs Harbour. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate
Geelong captain Joel Selwood looks for a teammate to pass to during the Cats' first open training session as part of its pre-season camp in Coffs Harbour. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

Cats look sharp in their first open training session in Coffs

FOR the past couple of years pundits have predicted over summer the decline of Geelong's golden era. Based on the evidence at this morning's training session, the Cats are primed for another premiership assault in 2014.

For more than two hours the Cats players sweated it out in the heat and humidity at the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park  and the players rarely missed a target such was the high level of the skills on display.

And they needed to be on the mark too.

One of the drills had the players trying to find a teammate only allowed in a small area with a short pass with a couple of opponents applying pressure.

There was also some run and carry exercises as well as the usual pre-season running which saw the extremely talented Allen Christensen covering plenty of territory.

The Cats are holding three more open training sessions while they're in Coffs Harbour.

The first of these will be tomorrow morning from 9.30am to noon. Another one will be held at the same time on Monday while Thursday's session from 9am will also include an autograph signing session after training where locals can meet the players.



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