Will Brodie is feeling fit and healthy following the body of work he has put in this pre-season.
Speaking after Saturday’s scorching intraclub match, Brodie said he was in a good place as round one approaches.
“I feel like I’m at a pretty good place, I’ve had a great pre-season and haven’t missed much,” the 25-year-old said.
“My body is really good, and I feel healthy and fit. I’m seeing the ball well and we had a good connection out there with the Whites (intraclub team), and I was lucky to get on the end of a few.
“I feel really prepared. We’ve had a great block, the coaching staff, the PT’s, and the science guys have put on a great program. Everyone’s really fit and taken a big step forward with our bodies and what we wanted to get out of pre-season.”
Brodie said the competition for spots in the midfield has driven the group to take their games to the next level, as the evasive midfielder connected well with teammates out of the centre circle during Saturday’s game.
“I had Nat (Fyfe) in there, Sebba (Caleb Serong) and Johnno (Matthew Johnson) a little bit and I feel like we worked together really well. Me and Nat had a really good connection and Sebba is just so consistent and is never out of form so I feel like we worked really well,” Brodie said.
“All the match sims and training has been absolutely on out here, the boys are getting after it and making each other better and I feel like it’s important.
“I’ve really enjoyed the challenge and the standard is really just improving every session, everyone’s pushing each other to be better, it’s good fun.
Fremantle will play another intraclub match next Friday before getting into official pre-season matches against West Coast and Port Adelaide.
“I love getting after it again, we’re in ‘in-season’ mode so we’re going to rest, prepare and get ourselves ready for the routine of playing each week so it’s good to be in this mode and I look forward to going again next week, it will be good."