Peel thun­der into fi­nal

Kwinana Courier - - Sport -

PEEL Thun­der coach Cameron Shep­herd said the team had achieved their first goal: to get into the grand fi­nal.

“Now we will look at mov­ing for­ward with train­ing,” he said. Shep­herd dis­missed crit­i­cism by for­mer AFL player Scott Wat­ters about the num­ber of Fre­man­tle Dock­ers play­ers Peel fielded.

“I do not worry about out­side in­flu­ences,” he said.

“We are clearly play­ing within a set of rules that has its own chal­lenges.

“The team only get to train to­gether three times a year. We train sep­a­rately and come to­gether as a team on the week­end.”

Shep­herd said lo­cal play­ers such as Ben­jamin Han­cock and Traye Ben­nell were thriv­ing.

He said Leroy Jetta missed out last year, but this year he was be­ing given the op­por­tu­nity to play in a grand fi­nal.

Shep­herd en­cour­aged lo­cal res­i­dents to travel to Do­main Sta­dium for the grand fi­nal on Septem­ber 24.

“We would re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port,” he said.

“We have an ex­cit­ing few weeks again.”

Peel Thun­der 14.8 (92) de­feated Su­bi­aco 10.8 (68)

Pic­tures: Fraser Pala­mara

Peel Thun­der play­ers cel­e­brate their win.

Above: Matt Taberner shoots at goal. Be­low: Bradley McGowan.

Peel Thun­der player Traye Ben­nell cel­e­brates the win with fel­low play­ers.

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