You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content

As week seven of the Newcastle Knights' pre-season comes to a close, Strength and Conditioning Coach Dave Ballard reviewed the week with special guest Jeremy Smith before the squad departed for training camp on Friday.  

"We have a bit of team building work and are going to brush up on some skills amd some pattern work," Ballard said about the camp's schedule. 

"We will also be doing a few sand dunes with the boys, some of them may know about it, but hopefully we've kept that under wraps.

"This week at training has consisted of the usual speed and conditioning work and plenty of skills and strength work once again."

Despite a late start to pre-season, Smith told Ballard he is feeling fit and ready for season 2015.

"The team is looking really well, the boys have been enjoying training and I think there's been a bit of a change up from what we've had the last few years," the forward said. 

"The boys are really buying into what has been dished out."

As one of the veterans in the squad, he has been impressed by the young talent that's joined NRL pre-season and identified Joseph Tapine and Luke Yates as major competitors in the group. 

"The Club's in really good shape," Smith said.

"The new boys who've come in too have shaken it all up a bit which is good and what we need."

After the training camp, Smith looks forward to some relax time with his family in Newcastle.