Fyfe and his Dockers teammates gearing up for AFL season return
The Great Southern’s contingent of AFL players resumed training on Monday as clubs around the country began to prepare for the June 11 return of the 2020 AFL premiership season.
Fremantle Dockers captain and Lake Grace superstar Nat Fyfe was part of the training comeback, one of a group of seven midfielders who took part in a session that lasted almost 90 minutes at Victor George Kailis Oval.
Fyfe, a dual Brownlow medallist, spent time during the AFL suspension working for his family’s trucking business.
Pingaring’s Liam Baker travelled back to Victoria last week to link up with his Richmond teammates as they took part in a session at Punt Road Oval on Monday.
That pair are part of a strong contingent of Great Southern-raised footballers in the AFL system.
Albany’s Mitch McGovern was in action for Carlton as he and his Blues teammates returned to Icon Park, on the day the AFL lifted restrictions on training.
AFL clubs were allowed to train from Monday in maximum groups of eight before resuming full contact training next Monday.
They will complete a 31/2-week training block before matches officially start on Thursday, June 11.
McGovern, who hails from North Albany, is another Great Southern-raised footballers in the AFL system.
His older brother Jeremy is at the West Coast Eagles — they began training at Mineral Resources Park yesterday.
The Eagles and Dockers will relocate to the Gold Coast in the AFL’s return to play model.
North Albany’s Marley Williams was back at Arden Street with North Melbourne, and Railways product Jordan Clark was back at GMHBA Stadium for the Geelong Cats’ return.
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