Young players show promise

Georgia Staal from Emerald at the Capricorn Academy trials.
Georgia Staal from Emerald at the Capricorn Academy trials. Sharyn O’Neill

THE Capricorn Claws may be a young team this year but the players are also determined.

Claws coach Barbara Ahmat said the pre-season training was so far ensuring another successful season.

"So far training has gone very well with the mix of experienced and young players being in our favour," Ahmat said.

"All of the new young players have shown great commitment, with some helping out at the Laura Geitz training camp over the weekend."

The pre-season squad has been training hard, with their last training

session for this year being held over the weekend.

"All players have been issued home programs, which they will carry out over the Christmas and new year break," Ahmat said.

"We will be keeping track of their

activities, ensuring that they are all keeping to their program."

The home programs are put in place to maintain fitness levels over the break, ready for the final trials on

January 14 and 15.

Five players from the Central Highlands have been selected in the pre-season squad, with Bianca Butler, Anna Young, Georgia Staal and Theresa Brennan from Emerald and Kiriana Allen from Blackwater all making the squad.

"Georgia, Theresa, Kiriana and Bianca are all new to the squad but they have all trained very well considering," Ahmat said.

"It's quite a big jump from local into the state competition."

Application forms for anyone wishing to trial for the 2012 Capricorn Claws side will be made available on their website after Christmas.

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