One of the standouts in the practice match against Brisbane on the weekend, Will Brodie is feeling fitter and more confident than ever heading into his fourth AFL season.
The 21-year-old has played 19 matches in his career to date, but will hopeful of adding to that tally substantially in 2020.
“I’ve obviously worked a lot on my engine over the off-season and pre-season,” Brodie told SUNS Media.
“I’ve done a lot of k’s and put a lot of k’s into the legs and just feel really confident in my body.
“I’ve been able to back up training sessions each week now being another year older and with another pre-season under my belt.
“I just feel a lot more confident and ready to go.”
Brodie said it was great to finally get back into competitive matches after a long and gruelling pre-season.
“It was heaps of fun, it’s good to be back out there playing against real opposition and back into that game each week mode,” he said.
“It has been a long pre-season, lots of laps around the park but just to back out there kicking the footy around and doing what we do, it was really exciting and everyone can’t wait to get back out there and go again.”
After an impressive showing in the match against Brisbane on Saturday, Brodie said the team was looking to build on those foundations in the first Marsh Community Series match against Geelong this Saturday at Metricon Stadium.
“Hopefully once again we will try to bring that pressure and just play our brand of footy and keep developing that brand that we want to bring for the whole season,” he said.
“We’ll just keep getting better each week so it will be really exciting.”