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GEELONG will attempt to turnaround its recent horror run of post-bye form with a fresh approach to its mid-season break.

Players will converge on the Gold Coast from Friday to enjoy several training sessions over the weekend and soak up the warmer conditions.

It comes as the Cats look to win their first game after a mid-season bye since 2011, losing their past six encounters.

The round 15 clash with Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium next Friday night will come 12 days after their loss to Richmond on Sunday.

With a number of Cats already spending the first half of the week holidaying the sunshine state, logistics made it an easy decision.

"We're going to catch up on the Gold Coast as a team and do some training up there and make the most of the nice weather," defender Zach Tuohy told K rock on Monday.

"(Firstly) a couple of days to switch off and not think or talk about footy, and not do a whole lot of training personally over the next two or three days, (and) give the body a bit of a rest.

"It's that time of the year when you really start to feel the pinch, so rest, recover and then launch back into it (training) this weekend."

The Cats will use the facilities at Broadbeach Football Club where they spent an extended period last year between back-to-back interstate matches in Sydney and Brisbane.

This year they will return home between consecutive road trips to Sydney and Adelaide in rounds 16 and 17.

Year Opponent Result
2017 R13 v West Coast -13
2016 R16 v Sydney -38
2015 R15 v North Melbourne -41
2014 R9 v Fremantle -32
2013 R13 v Brisbane -5
2012 R13 v Sydney -6