Central head back into hard traininginto hard training

SUN Valley Park will be the scene for some sore bodies tomorrow night as the Central Soccer Club starts their pre-season campaign for the 2005 Capricorn League season.

Central made a fantastic debut in the competition, finishing fourth last season in an effort that exceeded all expectations.

Last season's coach Phil Smith has been reappointed and he is hoping for more improvement in 2005.

2004 skipper Jason O'Grady is another primed for a big year and he is asking for a big turnout for the first training session.

'All players whether they are new or old are encouraged to come down and have a run with us,' O'Grady said.

Fitness work is expected to be heavily covered during the pre-season, with O'Grady saying the Central team needs to lift in this area.

'We did struggle with our fitness last season,' he said. 'We tended to run out of legs with 20 minutes left and you just can't do that at Cap League level.

'If everyone gets a bit fitter and we are able to run those games out, then hopefully we can build on last season and have some serious title aspirations.'

As mentioned earlier, anyone is welcome to attend - either old or new players.

Training starts at 6.30pm sharp at Sun Valley Park.

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