Eagles back on the track
Warrack Eagles president Adrian Bibby believes pre-season training is going well for the club, with good numbers of players turning up for training over the last two weeks.
“We’ve had a really positive response to training with 33 on the first Tuesday, 22 Thursday and about 30 on the registration night on Tuesday last week,” Mr Bibby said.
“I think our recruiting is going well with Travis Lawson joining the Eagles under coach Ryan McKenzie and assistant coach Shannon Argall, who are back again at the helm this season.”
Travis played in the East Gippsland league last season and his team won the grand final. He joins the Eagles with good credentials.
“Travis seems to fit in well with a friendly personality, he helped us over harvest and is looking forward to getting back into footy for the new season. He’s a key backman and also plays in the ruck. He’s a pretty happy sort of bloke with a good size, with plenty of pace and should prove to be fairly handy for the club,” Mr Bibby said.
Unfortunately the club lost three valuable players from last season, losing Jesse Murphy (Mornington Peninsula) Kieren Ellis (back to Albury) and Scott Adams to Charlton.
“Having players the calibre of midfielders Nick and Jake Peters return to the Eagles for the new season, has been a bit of a coup for the club, and we’re looking forward to having the fellers back with us, Mr Bibby said.
“Myself and the committee are pretty happy with the way recruiting is shaping at this stage, and appreciate the loyalty of many of the playing list from last year staying with the club.
“Our season opener is a stand alone game against the Southern Mallee Giants, a team we are well familiar with, from previous season practice matches. They’ll be a formidable opponent and look forward to the match-up opener of the season on April 14,” Mr Bibby concluded.