Eagle heroes visit Busselton

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Luke Shuey was one of the most popular players with fans of all ages asking for a photo with the Norm Smith medallist
Camera IconLuke Shuey was one of the most popular players with fans of all ages asking for a photo with the Norm Smith medallist Credit: Pictures: Jackson Lavell-Lee, Jackson Lavell-Lee

About 1200 people turned out to Sir Stewart Bovell Park on Wednesday to meet the West Coast Eagles premiership heroes as they took part in a preseason training camp before the Christmas break.

The camp, which winds up today, focuses on team bonding and will take the Eagles throughout the region, offering a chance for fans to share in the premiership celebrations.

Luke Shuey, Dom Sheed and Josh Kennedy were among the most popular players with supporters, many of whom had never seen their heroes in the flesh.

Children flocked to their favourite players, with some even calling out: “Shoe, shoe” — a nickname for Norm Smith medallist Shuey.

Busselton City councillor Coralie Tabotton said bringing the cup to the regions was a great initiative.

“It was absolutely wonderful having the 2018 premiership cup visit the City of Busselton,” Cr Tabotton said

“I think it really helps to motivate and inspire people which can only be a good thing.”

Adam Simpson posed with the cup for a long line of families who were excited to touch the most coveted object in AFL.

Training was held before the autograph signing session in which players ran through basic skills and running drills.

Reigning John Worsfold medallist Elliot Yeo said that preseason training had been tough coming back from minor foot surgery.

“I just had a little clean up,” Yeo said.

“It’s been a little tough coming back through the rehab program.

“I should be back running next week getting ready for the season.”

More pictures:

Josh Kennedy with three adoring supporters.
Camera IconJosh Kennedy with three adoring supporters. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee
Winning goal kicker Dom Sheed was swamped by fans
Camera IconWinning goal kicker Dom Sheed was swamped by fans Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee
John Worsfold medalist Elliot Yeo among some of his most adoring fans.
Camera IconJohn Worsfold medalist Elliot Yeo among some of his most adoring fans. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Jackson Lavell-Lee
Jake Waterman was a hit with the kids
Camera IconJake Waterman was a hit with the kids Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

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