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Michael Cranmer  November 27, 2017 6:26 PM


PORT ADELAIDE’S new draftees will be welcomed to the club with a challenging pre-season trip to Sydney next week, to train with the first to fifth-year players of NRL side – South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The training camp is a great way for both organisations to come together and share different concepts, and find ways to improve – in particular the grappling and tackling techniques.

Port’s second-year players will also be involved in the gruelling camp, and Head of Football Development Aaron Greaves says it’s a great opportunity for them to provide leadership for the new draftees.

“We want to teach the new draftees to train the Port Adelaide way,” Greaves said.

“We want to set an environment for them that is mentally and physically challenging and uncomfortable at times.

“The second-year players will be there also, to help guide them through, and help strengthen relationships with all players and coaches.”

The training camp will consist of a series of conditioning sessions, grappling and tackling activities, and AFL-NRL hybrid games.

“It is a really good chance to upskill the new boys and fast-track their education in regard to understanding our game-plan,” Greaves said.

“It’s a way to teach them what drills we do, and why we do them, and hopefully close the gap between them and our established players.”

The rest of the Power squad will continue their 2018 pre-season campaign, which began today with a time trial and skills sessions.

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