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Youth vibrancy important to team traction

Ross Lyon praised the youth's vibrancy around the club. Ross Lyon spoke to the media ahead of the Sydney clash
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Lachie Weller of the Dockers in action during the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on July 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media)
Lachie Weller has been a vibrant member of the Fremantle team.

A strong level of enthusiasm among Fremantle’s young players has helped maintain positive team chemistry, according to senior coach Ross Lyon.

“Losing is a difficult environment at AFL clubs,” Lyon said.

“We’ve been quite vibrant, I think the youth do that.

“They’re just trying to get some traction and get a footprint in the AFL.”

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Fremantle have had 14 players with fewer than 50 games take the field so far this season, seven of which debuted within the past 12 months.

“They tend to be a bit more vibrant on the back of losses,” Lyon said.

“That’s the enthusiasm of youth, and I think that’s stood us in good stead.

Talking Points v Swans

Fremantle had back-to-back NAB Rising Star nominations, with Connor Blakely in round 11 and Lachie Weller in round 12 both receiving the honour.

Fremantle host the Swans on Sunday at Domain Stadium at 1:20pm.

Fremantle's game against Sydney at Domain Stadium on Sunday is proudly presented by Channel 7.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs