NORTH Melbourne’s Kayne Turner has credited an uninterrupted pre-season for his impressive start to the AFL season.
Turner has played the opening eight matches of the home and away series and was given 88 per cent of ground time against Sydney Swans last weekend.
“I think I played three or four games in a row last year as my max, so obviously to have already doubled that is a confidence booster and gives me heaps more faith in the body that it can hold up to the AFL standards,” Turner said.
“It’s just the hard work in the off-season and in the gym paying off now.
“I spent a lot of time last year trying to get the hamstrings right, which didn’t all go to plan.
“This year, touch wood, I can stay and keep getting these consecutive games.
“It’s a bit more confidence for me.”
Turner took out the AFL’s mark of the year for round seven with his courageous grab against Adelaide.