IN a day full of footy action, WA Football League teams Peel Thunder and the new West Coast Eagles will face off in a curtain-raiser before the JLT series derby.
It will be the first time Peel Thunder play the new WAFL side.
Thunder coach Cam Shepherd said it was a pre-season game, but all games were important.
“This will be a good start for our boys to learn their idiosyncrasies and traits,” he said.
“It is exciting because we have not played them prior to the JLT.
“It will be the first hit-out for West Coast, so there will be a bit of interest.”
Shepherd said it would all come down to the fitness of the West Coast players.