The Parramatta Eels have today touched down in their home away from home, the Northern Territory for a week long pre-season training camp in the Blue & Gold’s home away from home.
Returning to the Northern Territory, the Eels are again planning a full twelve-month calendar of visits to #eelsterritory, including this week’s visit.
Speaking upon their arrival, Eels five-eighth Corey Norman says the side is glad to be back in the NT, looking forward to the week ahead.
“It’s good to be back. I have been here a couple of times and it’s always a good experience,” Norman said about returning to #eelsterritory.
“The temperatures are not too bad today but the previous times have been a bit hot but we have adapted to it which is good.”
“I think when we go out to the schools and out into the community, that will be really good as a group,” Norman added.
“We have done that a few times, it is a different experience and us boys really love it and it’s something different for us.”
With the Eels spending the rest of the week in a pre-season training camp and visits to the local NT community and schools, Corey Norman says the side is purely focused on doing whatever they can to prepare themselves ahead of the 2018 season.
“It’s Week Three of pre-season for some of us, it’s been tough but in saying that, we have a week and a bit to go before Christmas so it’s going pretty fast as well,” Norman said.
“He [Jarryd Hayne] is back now, and will join us after Christmas. I have played with Jarryd before, it is nothing new for me and I think all the boys are excited to get him back,” Norman added when asked about the return of Hayne to the Blue & Gold.
“We don’t really talk about it to be honest. You have to worry about yourself in the pre-season and get yourself right and put your best foot forward.”