IN THE NEWS: Werribee takes lockdown in its stride

Werribee vice-captain Matt Hanson knew that the Victorian Football League season would likely come to a halt through a snap lockdown at some point this year.


WYNDHAM STAR WEEKLY
9th JUNE, 2021
By TARA MURRAY

Werribee vice-captain Matt Hanson knew that the Victorian Football League season would likely come to a halt through a snap lockdown at some point this year.

Having been through three lockdowns, including one that resulted in all VFL commitments being cancelled last year, nothing is new for the playing group.
While a fourth lockdown again presents challenges, Hanson and his teammates they’re focused on the small stuff.

“It’s not ideal,” he said. “We’re 3-0 in the last three games so it’s not great timing for us.

“We expected it to happen at some stage during the year. We had Sods [Michael Sodomaco], Gribbs [Tom Gribble] and Coughs [Nick Coughlan] take us through a workshop with the potential of what might happen.

“We’ve kept the mindset that you essentially control what you can control and there’s things outside football.
“Footy is always going to be there.”

Hanson said having been through lockdown last year had made it easier to know what they needed to do to stay prepared for the rest of the season.
“Everyone is pretty diligent in their training,” he said.

“We’re training with one other person and doing really basic skills sessions. We’re also doing strength and conditioning work to keep the muscles going.

“We all know what we can and can’t do. We take it as it comes.”

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