There was not much of a break for many of our boys over Christmas and New Year, in fact many have trained right through. However, official training started back in early January, with the first full pre season squad running together on Saturday January 9th. 

They boys have been training like they never have before, and the dedication of many of the boys is phenomenal (including early morning skill extras with coaches as seen pictured below). 

There are exciting yet tough times ahead for our boys as they prepare for our pre-season trials (as outlined below), but the focus is on Round 1, March 19th against Eastwood. We can’t wait!

As with block 1 of pre-season,  weekly award winners are presented to the Trainer of the Week and Clubman of the Week. Congratulations to this week’s recipients: 

Trainer of the Week: James Goldie (This young openside flanker has definitely impressed the coaches during the pre season in what is his first year at SUFC. A consistently hard worker, he is looking to impress in Grade this season  and can’t wait to pull on the Blue and Gold hoops)

Clubman of the Week: Pat and Conor O’Doherty (It may be hard to tell the two O’Doherty twins apart, but this week it was equally difficult to split them as Clubmen of the Week. It is great to hear these two supporting the boys as they run and you can always count on them to put in the hard yards)