Hawks tracking well under new fitness coach

SEAN Murphy is prospering in his new role as Head of Fitness and Conditioning at the Box Hill Hawks.

Working with Hawthorn to acclimatise first and second year players to the AFL, Murphy also spearheads the high performance program at Box Hill that has this year implemented live GPS trackers to all senior VFL players.

Murphy explained that the club monitors the GPS data to analyse what the playing group is doing during a win, compared to what it is doing during a loss.

“The [GPS] systems allow us to measure what we are doing when we are winning games, versus when we are not winning games.

Because they are live trackers, we can see what we are doing in first quarters versus fourth quarters,” he said.

In previous years only Hawthorn-listed players had their performances tracked, but Murphy explained the benefits of the group being monitored as a unit.

“We are able to profile each VFL-listed player to see if they are up to AFL standard.

“We can also monitor the AFL listed players to see if they working a level that is sustainable for when they go to the next level,” he said.

The GPS tracking systems seem to have assisted Murphy and the application of his program. Box Hill Hawks will enter Round 16 with only three long-term injuries.

Jack Codd-Miller and Hawthorn-listed Alex Woodward both went down with ACLs against Coburg in Round 14, while Liam Tobin “is still a couple of weeks away” with a hamstring injury.

The Box Hill Hawks are flying towards a finals campaign fitter than ever thanks to Sean Murphy’s program.

Be sure to track down the Hawks at City Oval this Saturday as they take on the Richmond Tigers in what should be a great game of football.

 

 

 

 

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