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A first for Darcy

Sean Darcy spoke to Docker TV ahead of training on Tuesday. Sean Darcy is happy to be working with Jon Griffin at Peel.

Sean Darcy is yet to play in a grand final but that will all change next week when Peel play in their second consecutive WAFL Grand Final.

With their semi final win over Subiaco on Sunday, Peel face the winner of this weekend’s preliminary final between the Lions and South Fremantle on Sunday 24 September at Domain Stadium.

For Darcy, who has played 13 games at WAFL level in 2017, the experience will be another crucial part of his development.

“Playing a grand final is a first for me, I can’t wait,” Darcy said.

“I’m really excited so luckily the boys got the win on the weekend, which is great. We’ve booked our spot and we’ll have a week off to prepare.”

 

While Darcy played as Freo’s lone specialist ruckman during his eight AFL appearances in 2017, the 19-year-old is likely to continue to share the ruck duties with Jon Griffin at Peel.

According to Darcy, Griffin has been stressing the importance of working hard as Peel prepare for their second consecutive premiership

“Jonny was really up and about and he was really vocal about it after the game,” Darcy said.

“(He said) this can be our time again this year, so he’s really excited about it.

“He’s taught me a lot this year as well as Aaron, so it’s been really good being able to share the ruck with him.” 

Darcy said it was beneficial to play in multiple roles while sharing the ruck duties.

“(I learn from) Jon’s running patterns, when to go forward, when to slide back, we’re pretty big on that,” Darcy said. 

“That’s something I haven’t had to do in the AFL as I’ve been the lone ruckman, so it’s been good to work on that in the WAFL.”

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