More than 20 West Coast Eagles – ranging from the games record holder Shannon Hurn to newest squad member Sam Petrevski-Seton – hit the track as pre-season training officially began on Monday.

While only the first-to-fourth-year players were due back at Mineral Resources Park for the first step towards the 2022 campaign, a host of senior Eagles were also back in action.

Among them were some of the club’s established stars, including skipper Luke Shuey, dual club champion Elliot Yeo, Liam Ryan, Tim Kelly, Tom Barrass and Hurn ahead of season 17 for the chiselled-looking veteran.

Games record holder Shannon Hurn

Although many of the faces were familiar, including that of No.1 ticketholder and recently-appointed WAFL coach Rob Wiley, plus backline coach Daniel Pratt returning from the AFLW program, there were also some first impressions to be made.

Adam Simpson chats to Rob Wiley

New assistant coaches Jarrad Schofield and Matthew Knights got to work with the playing cohort for the first time after highly-impressive stints at Port Adelaide and Geelong, respectively, and wasted no time getting into the thick of drills.

Former Subiaco star Liam Ryan and ex-Lions coach Jarrad Schofield get reacquainted
Matthew Knights and Zane Trew chat

Fresh from his trade back to the west from Carlton in October, classy recruit Petrevski-Seton slotted in seamlessly and put his skills on show in the blustery and overcast conditions.

Faced with the traditional first set shot at goal – after spinning with the ball above his head first to add to the degree of difficulty - the 23-year-old Halls Creek product took time to steady himself before calmly slotting the Sherrin between the big sticks much to the delight of his new teammates.

Sam Petrevski-Seton lines up his first shot at goal
... and celebrates a straight kick

Skills work was the focus for the majority of the session, which lasted just more than an hour, before a series of shuttle runs to top up the hard work on day one.

No doubt the Eagles players and coaches are looking forward to welcoming members and fans to the first open training session for the pre-season at Mineral Resources Park this Wednesday, November 22 from 9.15am.

Willie Rioli, Jackson Nelson, Isiah Winder, Zac Langdon and Alex Witherden (from left to right)
A bearded Elliot Yeo looked in excellent condition
Oscar Allen back for training duties