Grafton coach Adrian Campbell says fans can expect a fast-paced game from his squad this season.
Grafton coach Adrian Campbell says fans can expect a fast-paced game from his squad this season.

Pacy Tigers to be let loose

THE Grafton Tigers’ fast, attack-based game plan will be unleashed on North Coffs in the opening round of the North Coast AFL season today.

While fitness concerns hampered any chance of a pacy, counter-attacking style in the past, Tigers coach Adrian Campbell says fans should be prepared for action.

And it starts today.

“It’s going to be some really exciting footy,” Campbell said yesterday.

“We have got some quality players all over the park, so I think we will be a good show this year.”

While Campbell has limited knowledge of North Coffs, a traditionally strong squad, that will be unlikely to play a role in the Tigers’ strategic set-up.

All clubs were forced to adjust their styles following the decision by the North Coast AFL to reduce on-field numbers from 18 to 16 per team this season.

But that will play into Grafton’s hands.

“I reckon we’ll go very well,” Campbell said.

“Our fitness is way up there and the skills have been great so far through the pre-season.”

Tigers line-up

1. Jake Bagnall

2. Ryan Sheather

3. Adam Spies

4. Dion McGregor

5. Justin Derby

6. Shaun Duroux

7. Damian Cameron

8. Evan Duryea

9. Tim Whalan

10. Jarred Mead

11. Luke Chard

12. Adi Campbell

13. Ron Davis

14. Rod Newman

15. Sam Morrison

16. Warren Bagnall

17. Graham Connelly

18. Shawn Purton



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