Fremantle midfielder Jaeger O’Meara believes the Club boasts a long list of talent in the midfield with extreme hunger for success leading into the 2024 season.

After a summer of intraclub hitouts, O'Meara said the group has been excited to play against AFL opposition in both last weekend's match simulation against West Coast and the upcoming AAMI Community Series clash with Port Adelaide.

The 30-year-old said fans can expect to see multiple different personnel on the wing throughout the season, with the midfielder spending some time there himself last weekend.

“Particularly in our intraclub matches, the midfield battle has been really solid, and we’ve been going hard at each other” O’Meara said.

“We’ve got a number of guys that can go through the midfield, and we’ve got a fair depth list there now, which we haven’t had in the past so a really good position to be in.

“I haven’t spent a lot of time on the wing and I’m enjoying it.


“We saw on the weekend Matt Johnson, Nathan O’Driscoll, Andy Brayshaw, and myself went through the wing and also Jeremy Sharp, who didn’t play due to injury – you’ll probably see the likes of those guys.

“It will be tough times for (Justin Longmuir) to choose a side for this weekend and round one.”

The Fremantle leader said he is keen to add as many strings to his bow as he can, in whatever role he is needed.

“I spent a bit of time at half-back at the end of last year as well, but I’m happy to play anywhere to be honest – I just want to play on this team,” O’Meara said.

“We’ve got a number of young guys with their trajectory going on an upwards incline.

“If we can stick together, stay healthy and continue to have the hunger the group’s got, then I think we will trend in the right direction and hopefully have a much better year than we did last year.”

O'Meara also spoke highly of his teammate in Hayden Young, who appears to be right as home after a transition from the backline into the midfield.

“I think the defenders would like (Hayden Young) back with them, but we love him in the midfield,” O’Meara said.

“He did a really good job for us at the end of last year and did some nullifying jobs on some opposition midfielders.”

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