How a pre-season camp and a wild storm fired up Hunter to chase Shute Shield title

By Jon Geddes/Image: Stewart Hazell

FED up with their reputation of being a competitive team, the Hunter Wildfires have upped the ante and set themselves the goal of becoming Shute Shield premiers in 2023.

The ambitious target was embraced by the determined playing group during a pre-season camp held in the Hunter Valley.

“All the players set a goal to win the comp,” said Wildfires’ coach Scott Coleman.

“We were pretty adamant about making the top six - and a lot of them weren’t happy with that. They are sick of being known as a team that just want to compete, they want to win it.”

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