West Coast’s players took a break from pre-season training on Saturday to join supporters at the 2013 Fan Day.
Fan Day was the first chance for supporters to check out the 2013 squad following their intense pre-season training schedule, with midfielder Luke Shuey believing the hot weather has been a blessing in disguise.
“Pre-season has been really solid, we’ve broken all our personal-bests from past years, so we’re feeling really fit,” Shuey revealed.
“The heats been pretty tough, but I think it works to our advantage to train in this heat and get an edge on the competition.”
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Over 2,000 fans braved the hot weather to meet the West Coast team, with the efforts of the club’s fans earning praise from Shuey.
“It’s great to meet the supporters and see who is on board for the upcoming season and meet a few of the kids,” Shuey said.
The star midfielder credited West Coast fans as the driving force behind their dominance at Patersons Stadium.
“West Coast has really good fans and a very passionate membership base,” Shuey said.
“Playing at home in front of them is amazing. They are really loud and enthusiastic and it’s great to get a win for them.”
West Coast’s new recruits were also given a warm welcome at Fan Day, with the group receiving their new playing numbers from young Rookie Eagles members.
The presentation included an appearance by premiership legend Michael Brennan, who passed his former no. 14 guernsey to his son Jacob Brennan.
When not watching the presentations, West Coast fans also had the chance to participate in footy activities, grab free sponsor giveaways and enjoy music by James Morley from The Angels and Australian Idol’s Chris Murphy.