AFL hopefuls get a taste of life at Freo
Three future AFL hopefuls visited Freo HQ this week as part of the AIS AFL Academy Level 1 Program.
The 17-year-old budding stars watched the team train, toured the facilities and spoke with Freo sports science staff and development coaches to get a feel for life at an AFL club.
Freo’s Western Australian state recruiting manager Adam Jones said it was a great opportunity for Swan Districts’ colts Laurence Grescos of Henley Brook and Herman Humphries of Bunbury, and Claremont colt Jesse Hogan of Scarborough.
“It gives the boys a great insight into what’s required if they get to an AFL club so they can start preparing for the professionalism required and the step up,” he said.
Grescos said the day had been an eye opener for the trio.
“We watched training and saw how Freo prepared for their upcoming game,” he said.
“The professionalism and intensity is at a different level in terms of rehab, training and gym. Basically everything they do.”
All the boys are members of the WA Under 18’s State Academy and are eligible for the National under 18’s carnival to be held from June.
They are all eligible for the 2013 National Draft, but all AFL clubs can trade with Greater Western Sydney for the boys’ services at this year’s National Draft.