West Coast Eagles bring Cup to Busselton

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
James Grabski, Tanya Downie, Brad Dalziel, Kate Willott and Coralie Tarbotton.
Camera IconJames Grabski, Tanya Downie, Brad Dalziel, Kate Willott and Coralie Tarbotton. Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times

The West Coast Eagles are in town showcasing the 2018 Premiership Cup to Busselton and Dunsborough as part of a pre-season training camp before the Christmas break.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet players who will be signing autographs from 10:30-11:30am tomorrow at Sir Bovell Park Sporting Complex in Busselton.

The camp, held from Tuesday to Friday, focuses on team bonding and will take the Eagles throughout the region.

Eagles’ community engagement officers Brad Dalziel and James Grabski met with City of Busselton staff members, councillors and their families today, allowing fans to take photos with the famous cup.

Training was originally scheduled for the Dunsborough Playing Fields but shifted to Busselton after football operations managers decided the field was not up to scratch.

Dalziel said other activities would be held in Dunsborough.

“We wanted to be able to spread ourselves out so that Busselton residents didn’t miss out on seeing the cup,” Dalziel said.

The Eagles are in the South West so players can bond as a team in a different environment.

Looking to the season ahead, Daziel said several players were already impressing in time trials.

“Josh Smith has really impressed in his first few training sessions after joining the club from Collingwood,” he said.

“Andrew Gaff, as well as being an elite runner, looks to be extra determined to achieve success.”

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