Midfielder Katie-Jayne Grieve expects Fremantle to face a gigantic test this Saturday in a pre-season clash against the Adelaide Crows at David Grays Arena.
It will be homecoming of sorts for Grieve, who plays for Peel at the same ground in the WAFLW alongside her Thunderbirds and Freo teammates Sabreena Duffy and Tayla Bresland.
After Freo’s hit out against West Coast on Saturday, all eyes are now on the reigning premiers who set the standard in the 2019 season.
Freo fell at the preliminary final stage in 2019 and will see the clash as a chance to gauge where their 2020 preparations are at.
“I’m really looking forward to taking on the Crows, playing against the top quality side, it’s going to be a really good test,” Grieve said.
“Playing in Mandurah is going to be awesome, just to be familiar with the ground as well and comfortable. That will relax the nerves.
“I hope we’ll see a lot of Mandurah down there and I think a lot of the Peel girls will be there too to support us, so that will be awesome.”
Grieve played a part of Fremantle’s midfield unit against West Coast and was impressed with the efforts of her young teammates.
“I think our communication worked really well,” Grieve said.
“We knew from the get go that we would be up against some really quality players. We communicated that we really had to work together just to balance that out.
“I also really enjoyed my run through there and had great support from my teammates to help me through.”