Werribee had its first taste of footy 2021 style in a practice match against Frankston on the weekend.
Senior coach Mick Barlow with his thoughts on the first hit out for 2021, a practice match against Frankston on the weekend:
“After over a year it was terrific to have a squad of Werribee listed and Werribee hopefuls don the Big W again. In challenging conditions the players’ effort was of a high level and the high number of mistakes and skill errors can be attributed to competitive rust.
Frankston was cleaner and more organised for the duration of the game. They kicked away in the last 15 minutes to take a comfortable win. There were some great takeaways for us in terms of clear focus areas we will work on - our composure under pressure and the ability to absorb match-like intensity and pressure.
Some better performers included Jesse Clark, who played predominately on Frankston’s Begley. Jesse has an ability to play tall and small and is incredibly clean under pressure. Ryan Kemp showed glimpses that made him a 2019 regular. Lucas Rocci staked his claim for a senior VFL debut as a lockdown defender. Hudson Garoni came into the game in the 2nd half in challenging conditions for key forwards.”
Werribee will play another practice game this Saturday against Sandringham at Trevor Barker Beach Oval from 2pm.