Bega Bombers lining up in dash for cash

Despite sweltering heat and a distinct lack of clouds, almost 40 turned out for the second round of Bega Bombers training on Wednesday. 

The club hosted a barbecue and a number of cash incentive drills for a bit of fun and to develop skills in the pre-season. 

Senior coach Matt Fleet said he was delighted with the turnout even though numbers were down on the previous week. 

“There are members who are stuck working and others who are travelling so this is good,” Fleet said. 

Drills included target practice, goal kicking and fitness sprints. 

New club president Justin Welsford was leading the goal kicking attack, but was quickly outgunned by the likes of Chris Dwyer, Luke Kingston, Trent Galli and eventual winner Cody Hazelgrove-Danvers. 

Members then pressed on to a series of fitness sprints. 

In a prelude to the Wharf to Waves’ Splash for Cash this weekend, the club held its own dash for cash. 

A number of heats were run to separate the pack, then the eight fastest lined up for a final.

The finalists slammed on the pace, but it was a blazing run by Scott Hay that saw him over the line first in a photo finish. 

Meanwhile, no-one was able to claim the honours in the accuracy test and the club held on to the cash. 

The Bombers will now advance to intensive training sessions on Monday night and resume normal kick outs on Wednesday. 

Fleet closed out the training session with a few words and it was Ben Harrop who finalised things with a resounding “go the Bombers!”

After training players retired to the barbecue for a bite to eat and a friendly chat. 

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