VFL Cats go into camp

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Updated: February 5, 2016
New Geelong VFL coach Shane O'Bree speaks to the squad at training in December. Picture: AL PACKER
New Geelong VFL coach Shane O'Bree speaks to the squad at training in December. Picture: AL PACKER

New Geelong VFL coach Shane O’Bree speaks to the squad at training in December. Picture: AL PACKER

A CHANCE to build relationships between members of Geelong’s VFL squad will be a focus of a camp at Torquay this weekend.

The Cats will head to the Surf Coast tonight for a 24-hour bonding session that former premiership captain and now VFL boss Troy Selwood says is a first for the club.

“From my time as a player, and now doing the administration, I thought that it’s a good time of the year for the VFL squad to come together and spend a bit of time with one another,” Selwood said.

“With practice matches looming and the season about to start, I think there’s a lot of benefit to get out of it.

“It’s something I’ve been talking with (coach) Shane O’Bree about most of summer and we thought we’d slot it in before practice matches start.”

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The camp will start tonight with a joint training session at Spring Creek Reserve alongside Torquay, which is coached by Selwood’s premiership teammate Dom Gleeson.

“From there we will get into a couple of meetings and have a few discussions throughout the night, into some challenges and training throughout Saturday,” Selwood.

“We’ll throw them some challenges throughout the weekend, but also some time to chat about what it means to be a Geelong VFL-listed player, what are the expectations, and what are some the challenge they’re going to find along the way.”

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With the final list of 24 expected to feature up to 50 per cent new faces, Selwood says the camp is also a chance to build some unity in the group.

“It’s a sense of a bit of togetherness,” he said.

“We’ve got guys not just from Geelong Football League. We’ve got guys from Bellarine, and we’ve even headed to the Ballarat Football League and the Hampden Football League as well

“They see each other at training and it ends up being a 2-21/2  hour experience.

“They all work really hard together, but then the next thing they’re all off and away doing their own thing.

“I think the guys spending more time together can only be a good thing.”

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