Fitness battle

Carpenter says staying motivated proving difficult with no return date in sight
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STUCK ON 99: Reigning Bob Rose Medallist Sam Carpenter will reach game 100 when football resumes. PHOTO: Melissa Beattie

WANGARATTA Rovers veteran Sam Carpenter admits the social distancing and self isolation measures have made keeping fully fit tough but believes he has built a strong enough base to be ready to go when the season re-starts.

Carpenter, who turns 33 next week, enjoyed one of his best ever seasons in 2019, winning the Bob Rose Medal as he looked re-energised following the arrival of Daryn Cresswell as coach.

And with the Hawks undergoing another rigorous pre-season, Carpenter was in top gear when the season was officially put on hold.

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