The Busselton-Dunsborough community again enjoyed the opportunity to watch an elite football team prepare with several hundred locals on hand to watch an impressive training session today.
With a light breeze prevailing, the skills were on song and the energy high as the intensity was raised a level on the Monday evening loosener.
Adam Simpson and his coaching staff would have been impressed by the slick ball movement and the energy around the session, particularly the output of a string of younger players hoping to press for further opportunities in 2020.
Particularly impressive was tall utility player Jarrod Brander, whose 2019 campaign was terminated by a major hamstring injury.
He showed no signs of discomfort and was one who excelled in a drill late in the session where the focus was repeat efforts.
In addition Hamish Brayshaw continued to make strong strides with his clean ball skills and distribution under pressure, while a couple of players looking to cement their place in the team also shone.
Defender Tom Cole looks in good shape, while Josh Rotham, Brayden Ainsworth and Francis Watson continue to build.
Youngsters looking to push into senior football, second-year players Luke Foley and Xavier O’Neill, showed clear signs of development, and vice-captain Josh Kennedy is enjoying the opportunity to join in the early part of pre-season for the first time in several years.