Peel Thunder coach has high hopes for new players

New players for Peel Thunder's league team Ryan Bennell, Jackson Merrett, Ben Harding and Matt Bogensperger.
New players for Peel Thunder's league team Ryan Bennell, Jackson Merrett, Ben Harding and Matt Bogensperger.

FOUR new players have joined the ranks in Peel Thunder Football Club’s league team.

Coach Cam Shepherd said the new players would be a real asset to the team.

Jackson Merrett comes from Essendon and said he was keen to get “stuck into it.”

Jackson Merrett.

Shepherd said Merrett had played 56 games for Essendon.

“He is an elite hard-running wingman,” he said.

“He is an outstanding individual who will be a real feather in the cap for the club.”

Ben Harding (21) moves to Peel this season from East Fremantle.

“I can’t wait to take some opportunities to play some footy with the boys,” Harding said.

Peel Thunder coach Cam Shepherd.

Shepherd said Harding had played 11 league games.

“He’s a hard-running inside mid’,” he said.

“We expect him to continue developing his good form.”

Matt Bogensperger will join Peel Thunder after playing for Subiaco.

Shepherd said Bogensperger had played 10 league games.

“He’s joined with a wonderful attitude,” Shepherd said.

“He’s unarguably fit and strong and will be a real asset.”

Ryan Bennell (19) used to play in Bunbury for Carey Park.

“He’s a top-end talent,” Shepherd said.

“He has a good attitude and has been training well.

“We have high hopes for him.”

Peel Thunder will play the West Coast Eagles in a pre-season WAFL game on Sunday, March 10 at 12.30pm. The game will be a curtain raiser for the JTL Fremantle Dockers verses West Coast Eagles game at 4.10pm. For tickets visit Ticketmaster.