Rabbitohs halfback, Adam Reynolds, returned to training today alongside a handful of other teammates in what is now effectively the Club’s second week back at training for the 2016 season.
After representing Australia in the Prime Minister’s XIII following the end of the Club’s season, Reynolds enjoyed a well-earned break to freshen up ahead of the new year, and the playmaker is now relishing being back at Redfern.
“It’s really refreshing to see everyone here now – you start missing the footy pretty quickly after the season is over,” said Reynolds.
“There’s plenty of smiles around the place, everyone’s happy and fresh and ready to start ripping in for a new year.”
But while there are plenty of smiles at the Club, there’s also the business of the 2016 season to contend with.
Today (Monday) was an opportunity for Reynolds and some of his teammates to get a first-hand taste of the Club’s bolstered coaching staff, chief among whom is Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Harry Harris.
Harris, who was part of the Rabbitohs’ coaching staff from 2002 to 2006 as the Club’s Rehabilitation Coach, recently re-joined the Rabbitohs after nine years as Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Bulldogs and has been making his presence felt.
“I’ve only been here for about three hours and our new trainer, Harry Harris, has put the cleaners through us early,” laughed Reynolds.
“He’s got a great attitude and he’s loving his time here as well. We’re looking forward to working with him.
“It’s obviously a bit of a change-up from the people we’ve had in place here in the past, but all the boys are just excited by that.”
Reynolds added that the pre-season is also an opportunity to welcome the Club’s new contingent, including the likes of Michael Oldfield.
“It’s time now for us get to know each other again, especially all the new faces – there are a few in the squad right now especially with the younger boys,” said Reynolds.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back on the field and putting in the hard yards with all the boys to get ready for 2016.”