Junior teams return to training as games loom closer

By Brayden May

ECHUCA-MOAMA’S young footballers are officially back on the training track.

In the past few weeks, Echuca, Echuca United and Moama have all started to re-introduce their juniors back into training.

That’s despite no official start date on a season going ahead in either any competition.

Although, there are still high hopes games may be able to start next month.

Daryl Poole of Echuca United said it was great to see so many smiling faces back at the club.

“They’ve certainly got a lot of energy to burn off — it felt like an extremely long time between training sessions,” he said.

“The kids are just enjoying being able to do what they love.”

Echuca junior president Justin Hatfield said there had been a similar response at the Murray Bombers.

“We’re hoping there are some more details about games to come out in the coming weeks,” he said.

“It was a bit of a rush to put all the systems in place because everything has been moving so quickly.

“But all the hard work was definitely worth it. We’re just glad to see our players back out there.”

Meanwhile, Moama has announced a tentative starting date for its Auskick program.

“As it stands, we will be commencing on Sunday, July 19,” a post on the program’s Facebook page said.

“The schedule and time for each session is to be confirmed given we need to co-ordinate with other junior teams; however, at this stage we are planning to run for the length of term three.

“Hopefully the AFL reopens the registrations soon.”

Echuca and Echuca United said they were awaiting further guidance from the AFL before announcing any dates.

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