AFL players are ready to return to the training field.
Clubs will return to non contact training today, with full contact drills to start next week before the season resumes on June 11.
Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin admits it has been tough trying to maintain momentum, at home.
“I think there [have] been moments throughout the whole period where the motivation maybe isn’t quite to the level that you would hope, and just some of the sessions, doing them on your own can be quite a mental challenge,” Cotchin says.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says there will be enough training time to prepare for the restart of the AFL season.
Buckley says the players should be able to get up to speed quickly.
“We feel like a four-week preparation is going to be okay with us – a level B week next week and then three level C weeks at this point leading into that June 11 weekend,” he says.
“We think we’ll be able to get our players up and about well enough.”
Photo credit: Evad37 [CC0]