Collingwood shows support for Northern Heat


The Collingwood Magpies have shown their support for the Northern Heat by providing valuable training equipment for the program to use at all sessions.

Northern Heat Sport Scientist Nic Morgan previously worked with the Magpies VFL team and this connection has led to the link with Collingwood.

Paul Taylor, Community Football Manager, expressed appreciation for the support received. “Having the involvement of Sport Scientists like Nic Morgan and Matt Pine adds a really valuable level of expertise to the Northern Heat program. Tapping into their connections to elite clubs builds on the credibility that the heat program has developed throughout the Northern NSW region.”

The Northern Heat next trains in Armidale on Saturday (4 December) at Sport UNE from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The session will involve footy specific training together with a strength and conditioning session.

The Northern Heat program runs squads at both Under 15 and Under 17 age groups, featuring the best players from the AFL North Coast and AFL North West leagues.

The program exists to build the footy IQ of players, transition them through the ranks of Senior footy, and to offer an alternate pathway. The program includes video analysis, strength and conditioning training, and match play against the Southport Sharks club that competes in the VFL.