West Coast| AFL
THE win against Richmond last Friday was satisfying on so many fronts and one that can’t be underestimated, going into a midseason break with a win.
Being able to get away for a few days down south was fantastic and taking a break in a positive frame of mind helps you enjoy it even more.
I have no doubt that players from all clubs really enjoy this mid-season spell.
We have had a few players in particular who have been pretty sore and for the lost few weeks have been on limited training programs.
So the bye comes at an ideal time.
AFL football is very demanding on the body, there is little respite so it is great to grab a few days and kick back.
It also helps to refresh the mind as we now start building towards the second half of the year.
As we reflect on the first 12 rounds, sitting at nine wins and three losses, it has been a satisfying first half of the year, but we know there is plenty of work to be done.
If you have a look at the reasons for that strong first half of the season, it could probably be down to a strong connection across all lines as well as a deeper understanding of the game plan that Adam Simpson has brought to the club.
In his first pre-season, Simmo spent a lot of time explaining how he wanted us to play and in the lead-up to this year, there was more devoted to training to that game plan on the track.
Combined with the development of some of the younger players and we have a strong belief and commitment to what we are doing as a group.
It’s an exciting time at the club.