Youthful Exuberance to Lift Sharks

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:41 AM

The East Fremantle faithful will gain a look into the future, with five Shark pups making their league debut against Swan Districts this Saturday at East Fremantle Oval.

The injection of youth into the side includes Nic Watson, Corey Robinson, Cameron Davidson, Dylan Curley and Jamie Meade. After an extended period on the sideline, Mick Cronan will play his first league game for 2018.

The Sharks have lost some experience this week, with Jonathon Griffin, Nick Kommer and Jarrad Jansen sustaining injuries in Round 16 (see the full injury list here).

Colts captain Nic Watson is a strong competitive ruckman that will add height to the Sharks side. He finished with 32 hit-outs last week (Perth in total had 17), 11 possessions, 5 tackles, 3 marks and 3 inside 50s.

A good decision maker, who also has excelled in and around the stoppages, Corey Robinson is a nice addition to the Sharks midfield.

Into the backline comes strong defender, Cameron Davidson.  A very good intercept mark, his ability to read play and provide run from defence at the age of 18 is very promising.

Dylan Curley grabbed everyone’s attention this week, after his high-flying mark saw him launch off the back of Demon Connor Sing (watch here). The tall forward, with an excellent contested mark and proven ability to kick goals will provide some genuine X-factor in this week’s forward line.

Jamie Meade’s story is one of dedication and professionalism. Having worked very hard over the past couple of years to get back into the WAFL system, his league debut is thoroughly earned.

The Development League will be extremely determined this week after a disappointing showing last round. Their depth has once again been tested with injuries wreaking havoc to the Sharks list.

With percentage separating the Colts, it will be a tough test for our youngsters this week. Swan Districts are one game behind the Sharks, so it’s set to be a hot contest. 

Game Day Details:

9am Colts

11.30am Development League

2.15pm League

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