The South Sydney Rabbitohs were welcomed to the Australian Institute of Sport by Olympic medalist and Rabbitohs Member Jane Saville.
Saville, a bronze medallist in the 20km race walk event at the 2004 Athens Games, delivered a motivational speech to open the Rabbitohs' five-day training camp at Australia's Olympic facility.
Saville, who is also a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and comes from a Red and Green family hailing from Maroubra, said: “It's just been an absolute pleasure, not only as a Bunnies fan, but as an athlete, to share my experiences.
“It was a pleasure to be in front of the boys. My mum and dad were really excited for me and my sister said 'just go and have fun' and they are just a really good bunch of guys so it was a pleasure to talk to them.”
Head Coach Anthony Seibold is leading the team through a series of field, gym, pool, wrestling and boxing sessions across the week in Canberra as preparations ramp up ahead of the 2018 season.