Eagle heroes visit Busselton
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.”
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