Shute Shield: Mid Season Review Part 2


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As the Shute Shield passes the halfway mark, we thought we’d take the opportunity to check in with all 11 coaches and find out how they think their side is travelling at this point of the season.

Finals footy might still be a long way off this year, but there isn’t a lot of room for error in a competition as tight as this one.

Norths: 2nd – 7 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw

After falling just short in last year’s decider, Norths lost their coach and a number of key players to the Waratahs ahead of the 2018 season.

But under new mentor Shannon Fraser, the Shoreman haven’t missed a beat and sit comfortably in second after nine rounds.

How would you describe your start to the season? Are you where you thought you would be at this point of the year?

“I’d say the first half of the season has been adequate in regards to our results. We’ve managed to pick up a few crucial wins without having necessarily outplayed our opponents,” Fraser said.

“To be fair, I think in some games we’ve been a fair way off playing our best.”

Who has been your best performer so far this year?

“I think to date we have started about 33 different players in first grade since round one. Our depth has certainly been tested, but that has been good for the club and will definitely help down the track.”

What do you need to do over the next 9 rounds to consider 2018 a success?

”Our expectations are really high, so it’s fair to say we’re not content with what we’ve produced so far. It’s important that we keep pushing ourselves to be better.

“The standard of our competition is improving rapidly, so we’re going to have to start to produce some better performances, if we are serious about playing on the 1st September, 2018″.

Check up on the rest of the mid-season reviews here






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