MYRTLEFORD’S footballers recently returned to the training track as they continue their preparations for the 2015 Ovens and Murray football season.
The Alpine Saints are currently training three nights a week ahead of the new season which for them gets under way against reigning premiers Albury Tigers on Easter Sunday.
Trying to return to finals football for the first time since 2006, the preseason has been a good one for the Saints who secured the majority of their list prior to Christmas before adding key talent in Mitch Hough, Fraser Lucas, John Simpson and Willie Thorne.
The Saints have been dealt one blow this off season with highly touted recruit Shannan Broadbent quitting earlier this month after telling the club he could not commit due to personal reasons.
The loss of Broadbent means the Saints are on the lookout for further recruits but co-coach Leigh Corcoran admits it could be hard to find replacements at this time of year.
Despite Broadbent’s departure the Saints remain happy with their additions over the summer but Corcoran has made it clear that the team’s work on the training paddock will determine whether they play in September or not.