Kinross is hoping a lack of preparation won’t hurt its chances of a flying start to the season.
With school holidays just finishing, many of Kinross’ boarders have only just returned to school, and school camps this week have hampered head coach Andrew Litchfield’s preparation.
“We’re a little under-prepared, but we’re hoping the kids are up to the challenge,” Litchfield said.
Kinross has a tough opening to the season, playing reigning champions Cavaliers, who are out to prove they can back up their title win. Litchfield said it would be a tricky game to navigate, but was optimistic.
“It’ll be a challenge,” he said.
It’ll be a challenge.Andrew Litchfield
“It’ll be interesting to see who’ll be in their side.”
Veteran Stu Crisp will again lead the first grade side, alongside Steve Geyer, with the rest of the side to be populated by Kinross students as usual.
Litchfield said there would be a scramble to let students know which sides they would be playing in, across the four grades.
First grade plays Cavaliers at Kinross Main Oval at 1pm.