Hunger and determination to go one better in 2019 is driving the Redlegs this pre-season, according to one it’s most improved players, Matthew Nunn.
The Redlegs returned to pre-season training last Monday and have been put through their paces in preparation for season 2019.
The players as a whole are galvanised, as the group is focused on the task ahead ensuring they go one step further in 2019.
“There’s a great feeling around the club at the moment,” Nunn said.
“Obviously, it was a bit disappointing the way we ended season 2018, but I think the boys as a whole have taken a really good step into the preseason and are hungry and determined to go one better.
“We know exactly what it takes to go all the way, so now it’s time to work hard and make sure we end 2019 the way we want.”
With a number of players retiring in 2018, Nunn admits the new recruits will only add to the depth of the squad and says they have been second to none since joining the group for training.
“All of the new recruits have been a breath of fresh air and have not missed a beat,” Nunn explained.
“A few boys have had a bit more time off and have only just joined the group; however, the likes of Dom and Dylan Barry and Josh Donohue have already added lots of experience and a lot of value to the boys.
“As a club each year we want to get better, so with acquisitions of Barry’s, Donohue and Cody Szust they will bring us some speed and confidence to take on the game.”
After a breakout 2018 Season, Nunn admits extra bits of training along with an attitude of taking the game on gave him the platform to excel in Norwood’s star studded midfield.
However, Nunn believes he still has plenty to improve on and aims to back up his 2018 season with another consistent showing.
“Last year I think I took it under my own merit to play my own way and back myself in every aspect,” Nunn said.
“Last year I did a fair bit of extra work outside of footy, such as working on my kicking and fitness levels to make sure I was ready for a whole year of SANFL football.
“To be honest I think that’s what has definitely helped me raise the bar as a whole, but I believe I can improve further in 2019.”
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