With just 20 days until the Cats opening NAB Challenge clash with Gold Coast, the Cats are using every minute of every session to make sure they are ready to tackle the season with a #Mighty bang!

Monday's session saw the players sweat it out under the summer sun without much chance to take a breath.

Once the match-play came around the boys were all out to impress the coaches.

Nakia Cockatoo did his chances of selection no harm with some incredible agility and goal sense whilst fellow draftees Dean Gore, Cory Gregson and Jordan Cunico all showed they have quickly grasped the necessary intensity to play AFL. 

Tom Hawkins had an intriguing battle with Tom Lonergan and Harry Taylor up forward. The big forward moved extremely well taking a few low down marks.

The smaller types were also lively for the Cats with Mathew Stokes, Sam Blease and Jed Bews finding plenty of the ball.

Check out the snaps below.

The players were out to perform under the watchful eye of the coaches including Chris Scott.


Steven Motlop spots up a target in the forward line.


Mark Blicavs bursts away from Corey Enright.


George Horlin-Smith bangs the ball inside 50.


Dean Gore wins a holding the ball after chasing down Steven Motlop.


Tom Hawkins slots a goal from a sharp angle.



Sam Blease surveys options up-field.


Tom Lonergan and Tom Hawkins battle for a mark.