Pearce, Hill in leader group

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

DE­FENDER Alex Pearce and mid­field run­ning ma­chine Bradley Hill are new ad­di­tions to Fre­man­tle’s lead­er­ship group in 2018.

The fresh faces join in­cum­bents David Mundy, Aaron Sandi­lands, Michael Wal­ters, Lachie Neale and cap­tain Nat Fyfe.

Pearce, who re­turned to ac­tion in Fre­man­tle’s open­ing pre-sea­son match af­ter a long lay-off with a bro­ken leg, said it meant a lot to have been voted into the po­si­tion by his peers.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be at the club for a while now

NET­BALL and learn from the lead­ers who have gone be­fore, so I’m just hop­ing that I can do the club proud,” he said.

Hill, the 2017 Doig Medal­list, said he was sur­prised to earn the hon­our af­ter just one sea­son with the Dock­ers.

“Ob­vi­ously I’ve only been here for one sea­son and to hear that all the play­ers rate me highly around the place, I’m glad to be a part of it,” he said.

“Hope­fully I can put in a lot to this lead­er­ship group and help the young play­ers grow and help this team grow into a suc­cess­ful team.”

Mem­bers of the West Coast Men’s and Mixed Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

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