Ea­gle nest

Star LeCras eyes Broome as base

Broome Advertiser - - Front Page - Robert Dougherty

West Coast Ea­gles for­ward Mark LeCras said he could see him­self build­ing a nest in Broome, dur­ing a trip to the Kim­ber­ley town at the week­end.

The AFL le­gend was cen­tre stage for a pub­lic meet and greet and foot­ball-sign­ing ses­sion at Tel­stra Broome last Satur­day, dur­ing which he dis­cussed life in the off­sea­son, ad­vice for AFL po­ten­tials and his love of the Kim­ber­ley.

“I’ve been com­ing up here for al­most 13 years and ab­so­lutely love it, the weather and the peo­ple up here are so friendly,” he said.

“I usu­ally try and come up north for the off-sea­son be­cause Broome in­cor­po­rates all the things I re­ally like — the beach, and it’s got great fish­ing as well, I could see my­self liv­ing up here one day.

“I planned on do­ing a lit­tle bit of fish­ing, cruis­ing around and I wouldn’t mind go­ing out to the crocodile farm to show the kids around.”

Through­out the day, the Tel­stra am­bas­sador signed about 300 foot­balls, snapped self­ies with res­i­dents and de­liv­ered some pearls of footy wis­dom to lo­cal chil­dren.

“My ad­vice would be just to be play­ing footy for the right rea­sons, if you’re up here and play­ing with your mates, just to make sure you’re hav­ing fun and en­joy­ing it,” he said.

“Stick to the ba­sics, ba­sic skills help you go a long way — what­ever level of footy you’re play­ing at, just do the best you can.”

“We’ve had quite a few changes (at West Coast), I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing who steps up; for me per­son­ally I’ll prob­a­bly be the old­est player at the club this year so I’ll be work­ing on my lead­er­ship and lead­ing by ex­am­ple on the footy field.”

West Coast Ea­gles for­ward Mark LeCras with Dwayde Wig­gan-Cox, 15, at the foot­ball sign­ing event.

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