Vale Trevor and his trol­ley

Joondalup Times - - SPORT - FOR­WARD THINK­ING with Josh Kennedy

ANY fans who at­tended West Coast Ea­gles train­ing ses­sions would know of Trevor Per­riam.

They wouldn’t know his name but they would know who he was.

Sadly, we found out last Thurs­day night that Trevor, in his mid-70s, had passed away.

For about 23 years, Trevor had been a part of our off-field team, do­ing the lit­tle things that helped our train­ing ses­sions tick along.

He was a great old bloke who vol­un­teered and was there for ev­ery ses­sion.

He would have a trol­ley full of gear that he would wheel out be­tween drills so that coaches and play­ers could grab what they needed for the next ex­er­cise, whether that be train­ing bibs for a com­pet­i­tive hit-out, mark­ers the coaches would use, water bot­tles, what­ever.

As a play­ing group we were gut­ted to hear the news and wore black arm­bands on Satur­day night as a mark of re­spect for a bloke who gave so much to our club.

At the end of the game, we cir­cled his trol­ley as we sang the song.

Trev would have been rapt that we won the game, which leaves us in a good po­si­tion at 10-1 go­ing into the bye and means we can take a pos­i­tive mind­set into a few days off, as we’re not play­ing next week.

Most of the guys will use the break as an op­por­tu­nity to catch up with fam­ily and friends. They will go away, get out of town for a few days and kick back.

Af­ter 11 games, we have the op­por­tu­nity to give both our bod­ies and our minds a bit of a spell, re­fresh and then fo­cus on the sec­ond half of the year.

The start to the sea­son has given us a strong plat­form to build on, so we will be look­ing to con­sol­i­date when we re­sume. You prob­a­bly need 13 wins to lock down a fi­nals spot so that will be our first tar­get.

We haven’t achieved any­thing yet and we are un­der no il­lu­sions that there is plenty of hard work ahead. For now, though, we’ll kick back and en­joy the time out for a few days.

The win over St Kilda cre­ates a plat­form for fi­nals foot­ball.

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