Coach sees the potential of youth
AFTER a solid pre-season, the Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault colts have some serious potential, according to coach Matt Stevens.
“I’ve been getting to know what they can do on and off the field,” Stevens said.
“Some of the first-year colts from last year have the potential to play 100 games for the club.”
Despite having a “fresh new squad” Stevens said he was positive and excited about the season ahead.
“I think we can be pretty competitive,” he said.
“I was very impressed with pre-season commitment, which is a very big ask during the summer months when they could be off doing better things.
“They’ve really got their hearts in it,” he said.
Stevens said second-year colt Timothy Stevens had shown he was prepared to lead by example with his efforts during the preseason and Tanner Perkins was set to be a versatile player for the team, along with newcomer Noah Brown. “Brown is an unknown quantity for now, but he looks like he really has something to give,” Stevens said.
Brown may not be the only unknown quantity, but this has not dampened Steven’s confidence in the team’s potential.
“I know what four or five of them can do, so it’s all about what they can show me in the first few rounds,” he said.
“The ball is on their boot, so to speak.”
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault defender Jackson Perkins looks for a handball option last season.