Fremantle key forward Josh Treacy enjoyed a stand-out performance in Fremantle's win over Richmond on Saturday night, booting a career-best five goals and taking nine marks for the evening.

Now sitting sixth in the Coleman Medal tally, Treacy said he was pleased with the outcome and credits his teammates for the work they put in.

“(I’m) obviously pretty rapt with the five snags, but it doesn’t happen without the group of boys I’ve got around me and the good supply we had today,” Treacy said to ABC Sport post-match.

Revealing a bit of a wet weather game superstition, the key forward didn’t shy away from the rain, and even believes it provides an advantage for marking the ball.

“The rain didn’t come down much during the game, and it actually made the footy quite sticky, which is almost even better to be honest... especially the yellow footy,” Treacy said.

“Not many of the boys will stand by it but I like to think in my head (the yellow footy has more grip).”


Asked about his season so far personally, Treacy said he focuses on putting in the work during the week and getting his process right.

“I’m really enjoying my football at the moment,” Treacy said.

“I think it’s coming off a bit of belief of myself, the coaching staff and my teammates.

“I’m enjoying it for what it is, but at the same time realising week to week that it changes, and every different week is a challenge, and if I get my process right and keep valuing the right things, it’ll hold me in a really good position for game day.

“Coming into work every day is a really enjoyable thing to do at the moment and I’m really grateful for the way the Club’s heading at the moment – I think we’ve got big things to come.”


Senior Coach Justin Longmuir praised Treacy for his consistent hard work during his post-match media conference.

“He’s turned himself into a really good key forward,” Longmuir said.

“He competes really hard, his patterns and the timing of his leads, and connection with his teammates is really improving.

“That was highlighted when him and Youngy connected inside 50 in that second quarter.

“To see his growth, the way he’s worked on his game, and the way he’s been really disciplined, to see him get the rewards is great – I’m really proud of him.”

- Justin Longmuir

Next week, Fremantle will head to Tasmania to face Hawthorn on Saturday 13 July.