Pre-season training

Training Update

Hello Folks,

The Willoughby City Council has today approved us to move from groups of 10 to groups of 20, in line with the NSW Government and AFL announcements on Friday.
It’s another positive sign that we’re progressing okay towards resuming full contact training on the 1st of July and the planned competition start on the 17th of July.
It’s a relief for us on a number of fronts, not the least of which is that because of the restrictions on training group sizes and the use of the ground, training has been costing us twice as much as it normally does in pre-season. It’ll also mean some sessions will be able to finish a bit earlier.
Our coaches have been working to re-organise the training set ups for each squad, so you can expect to see those changes implemented over the next day or so.
If you haven’t been to training since lockdown, there’s no time to lose. Round one is less than a month away, and we’re looking to hit the ground running.

Our training protocols still require everyone to complete infection control training before you train. To complete this, go to It takes about 15 minutes, and it’s easy to pass. If you haven’t done it yet, please get it done. Email the certificate to and we’ll make sure you get into a training group.

And for any potential new players interested in playing for North Shore. Because we’re having to control numbers, we can’t yet have people turning up to training if they haven’t been put in a group yet.
If you’d like to train with North Shore and are interested in potentially playing, drop us a line at or and we’ll help get you training.

Let’s hope the good news keeps coming!

John Goode – President