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Eels Pre-Season Training – February 14, 2024: Leadership In Action
Eels Pre-Season Training – February 14, 2024: Leadership In Action

Eels Pre-Season Training – February 14, 2024: Leadership In Action

Before we dive into the latest from Kellyville, let me recommend this content from Eels media. It’s focussed on last week’s short camp down in Gerringong. I’ve been watching this preseason in person, but now I’m even more pumped for…

Eels Pre-Season Training – February 12, 2024: Preparing For The Raiders
Eels Pre-Season Training – February 12, 2024: Preparing For The Raiders

Eels Pre-Season Training – February 12, 2024: Preparing For The Raiders

It’s now close to the point when the training reports become difficult to produce. Whenever the Eels are preparing for a specific opponent, there are more aspects to the sessions that I cannot share. This week the Eels are preparing…

Bumpers Up – February 7, 2024: Is An NRL Rule Crackdown Imminent?
Bumpers Up – February 7, 2024: Is An NRL Rule Crackdown Imminent?

Bumpers Up – February 7, 2024: Is An NRL Rule Crackdown Imminent?

Welcome to the first edition of Bumpers Up for 2024. I have been particularly busy with compiling training reports, but with the Eels venturing to a training camp down south this week, I’ve been able to finally get stuck into…

Eels Pre-Season Training – February 2, 2024: The Battle For Centre Heats Up
Eels Pre-Season Training – February 2, 2024: The Battle For Centre Heats Up

Eels Pre-Season Training – February 2, 2024: The Battle For Centre Heats Up

Who gets your vote for the left centre spot at the Eels? My December call had been for Morgan Harper, but Bailey Simonsson edged ahead throughout January. Then just when I thought that the incumbent Simonsson had penned his name…

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 31, 2024: Making Football The Only Focus
Eels Pre-Season Training – January 31, 2024: Making Football The Only Focus

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 31, 2024: Making Football The Only Focus

  The end of January is upon us and less than three weeks remain till the first of the NRL trials. And the focus from the Eels training track at Kellyville today? Footy, footy and then more footy! When the…

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 29, 2024: Moses Delivers The Collision
Eels Pre-Season Training – January 29, 2024: Moses Delivers The Collision

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 29, 2024: Moses Delivers The Collision

After finishing last week with a big opposed session on Thursday morning, and the annual cricket challenge on Thursday afternoon, the Eels hit the training track today fresh off a three day long weekend. Warm ups and sprints commenced this…

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 25, 2024: Junior, Woody And Haze
Eels Pre-Season Training – January 25, 2024: Junior, Woody And Haze

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 25, 2024: Junior, Woody And Haze

Spoiler alert. There will be many positives in this report. If you’re not here for this, it’s best to give today’s post a wide berth. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, the first news is that the…

The Spotlight – January 23, 2024: Eels Immediate Needs Vs Future Investment
The Spotlight – January 23, 2024: Eels Immediate Needs Vs Future Investment

The Spotlight – January 23, 2024: Eels Immediate Needs Vs Future Investment

Imagine being involved in recruitment and retention at a development club. On the one hand you risk criticism for your club either not producing enough local first grade products or losing young talent to other clubs. On the other hand,…