The Lions will play their first official AFL match in Hobart when they take on North Melbourne in Round 13 at Blundstone Arena. The team had their first taste of the oval, when they visited it on day five of the 2020 pre-season.
But one player, Charlie Cameron, is quite familiar with the ground, having played there three times with the Adelaide Crows. He hopes his fortunes change now that he’s wearing a Lions jumper.
“It’s in good nick at the moment,” Cameron told lions.com.au.
“I’ve played here three times and lost here three times.
“I think the last time I played here we lost by 60 points, 10 goals in the first quarter didn’t help.”
Cameron said the visit to the ground was important for the group.
“It’s just to get a feel of the ground and how big it is,” he said.
“We did a bit of a touch session and finished off with conditioning ahead of Thursday.”
Cameron is gearing up for the final match simulation at camp, after kicking four goals at Sunday morning’s match simulation at Twin Ovals.
Some of the Club’s younger defenders have been tasked with defending him in these games – including Jaxon Pain, Brandon Starcevich and James Madden.
“I’m just working with the younger players and trying to help them out,” he said.
The players will enjoy a day off on Wednesday in Hobart before their last full training day on Thursday at Twin Ovals.