A little under two months into his time at Arden Street, Aiden Bonar can't help but be excited.
The former Giant keen to make an impression at his new club, as it already has on him.
"Everyone is driving high standards and I’m fitting in and loving my time at North," Bonar told North Media.
"All the boys are driving it and you can see that when we come out on the track.
"We know that if we train well it’s going to come out in our game."
Training sessions at Arden St this pre-season are full of energy and enthusiasm; there's a sense of great unity among the players and coaches.
Every session is completed with vigour, and when the siren sounds to move to the next drill, the players don't walk or jog, they sprint.
"'Shawry’s' (Rhyce Shaw) really big on the doing the small things right, and that’s made training really good," Bonar explained.
A versatile and athletic footballer, the 20-year-old sees his best football at the coalface.
"I’ve been training as an inside mid, which I’ve enjoyed," Bonar said.
"There’s some new faces for me to work with and a new bloke tapping it down to you, so I’m getting my head around that.
"I’m pretty flexible, so whatever 'Shawry' and my line coaches throw up, I’m happy to take."
Bonar has relished the chance to learn his craft off some of the elite midfielders in the game.
"The older boys in the midfield have been really good," he added.
"Ben Cunnington, Higgo (Shaun Higgins), and Froggy (Trent Dumont) have been great to learn from."
Bonar and the Roos' playing group will complete a final week of training, before the Christmas break.