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Many hands help make light work

RE-APPOINTED coach of Sawtell/Toormina Russ Matthews believes that the best way to motivate his players in 2009 is to have them listen to different voices.

The Saints have won three of the last four AFL North Coast premierships with Matthews at the helm on each occasion but this year he believes the players should listen to other blokes from time to time to help them remain fresh.

Senior players in the group like Ben Hooke, Mark Couzens, Les Cohen and Jai Hardy will be given the reins to run training on Tuesday nights as well as other activities through the season.

“We've got an assistant coach this year in Ben Hooke who is a personal trainer and he's already skilled up on that side of it so he's been taking training so far down at the Jetty,” he said.

“I thought I'd change the training and give everyone a bit of a go.

“Hopefully that will motivate them rather than just having me standing there yelling and doing similar drills.”



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