AN EMERGING goal-shooter is turning heads at Old Collegians.
Warriors mentor Jess Toleman says attacker Chelsea Quinn is "fitter now than she was at the end of last season" and is primed to make an impact in 2020.
"All of my players are training well. I asked them to really come back fit and no one has let me down," Toleman said.
"But Chelsea has come back literally the fittest I've ever seen. She's put a fair bit into her pre-season.
It's really good to see (Chelsea Quinn) coming along and taking on that leadership.Jess Toleman
"I think she's fitter now than she was at the end of last season. It's really good to see her coming along and taking on that leadership.
"She's really set an example."
Toleman will lead Collegians solo for the first time this season. Former co-coach Meagan Forth is expecting her first child and has relinquished her role.
Otherwise, Toleman said the Warriors were largely unchanged.
"We're happy, we've retained quite a few and kept everyone around the club," she said.
"We're looking pretty similar to last year. We might mix-up a few and expand things but we're trying some players in new positions and things like that.
"A few of my attackers have had a fiddle in defence and they're understanding what everyone is doing in the team."
Old Collegians has joined Hampden club South Warrnambool in leaving fitness responsibility with players.
Toleman said her club was positive about the move, with more training time dedicated to teamwork, gameplay and strategy.
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