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Beach Open Training Session

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5:00pm  Jan 15, 2018

AFLX on the agenda for Dew

Josh Cheadle  January 11, 2018 6:51 PM

SUNS TV: Dew Presser SUNS Senior Coach Stuart Dew speaks to the media upon returning to training for 2018.
We’ll be like everyone else, it’s a chance to test yourself in a different format.

He’s only been back in the senior coach’s office for a few days in 2018, but Stuart Dew has already pledged to train the SUNS longer and harder as the start of the AFL season draws closer.

“We’ll probably, like all teams, start to ramp up the physicality and lift the intensity to get them up towards AFL intensity,” Dew told the media on Thursday.

“It comes around pretty quick, we’ve got four and a half weeks before AFLX, we’re running out of time so we want to get as much work in as possible.”

AFLX, the new and shorter version of the game played on a rectangular field, is an initiative set to launch on February 15 with games in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney to follow.

The game is designed to showcase the most exiting aspects of football to attract new fans, but also gives AFL clubs the chance to see their players in real game-play scenarios ahead of the regular season.

“We’re still gathering information around what it looks like,” Dew said of the modified game.

“We’ll be like everyone else, it’s a chance to test yourself in a different format.

“It’s a bit of an unknown but we’ll be looking to get as much out of it as we can.”

The SUNS compete on Saturday February 17 in Sydney against the Sydney Swans, GWS Giants, Brisbane Lions, Richmond and Western Bulldogs.