Balance will be the focus for North Melbourne’s players, as they prepare for a period of uncertainty over the next month.
The AFL will make a decision at the end of April as to whether to resume the season in June. Until then, it’s somewhat of a waiting game.
“It’s hard when we’ve got to wait 30 days and find out what’s going on, and we can’t train as a group,” Todd Goldstein told SEN.
Defender Robbie Tarrant echoed those thoughts.
“It is definitely a strange time to be involved in the system. It’s changing quite regularly,” he told 3AW.
North’s players will be away from the club for at least the next month, but can’t afford to compromise their conditioning.
Nevertheless, perspective is key.
“The club was pretty keen for us all just to get away and spend time with our families this week,” Goldstein said.
“As the week progresses, I’ll probably do some light stuff, and then next week probably start to train a bit harder.”
“We’re still allowed to go to ovals and most of the boys have gone some gym equipment from the club,” Tarrant added.
“So you just want to be ready to go come that four-week mark when potentially we’re allowed back into the club.”