The Maitland Pickers sweated their way through their first official training session of the 2019 pre-season on Tuesday night and they are ready for a long, hot summer.
The formidable new Maitland forward pack has been boosted more with Peter Cronin switching to the Pickers from the Bulldogs.
Cronin joined the Pickers’ two key off-season forward signings prop pairing Sam Anderson and Tyrone Amey and former Knights junior Ofa Manuofetoa at Maitland’s first official training run for the 2019 season on Tuesday night.
Outside back recruit former Canberra Raiders and Auckland Warriors centre Matt Allwood is away and couldn’t make the first run, but will be on the track in the next week or so.
While the mercury was still in the 30s and there was a breeze across the ground, it looks like being a hot start to footy pre-season training.
There was a big role up of male and female players and most looked fit and super keen to pick up from last season’s efforts to make the finals in first grade, reserve grade and Ladies League Tag and win the U-19 premiership.