Fremantle is reaping the rewards of a tough rebuild, with an emerging core of young players ready to propel it into a new era. But it remains to be seen whether this will be enough to put the Dockers back into the top eight.
Tiah Haynes’ journey back to Fremantle has been far from easy, facing numerous challenges and setbacks along the way. But for all the hardship and adversity she’s had to endure, Haynes has not only overcome it, but used it to become a better player.
Launceston survived the pain of a 2019 Grand Final loss, it got through the challenges of last year, its journey to a Premiership was more difficult than most you’ll find, but that just made the outcome all the more rewarding.
Launceston had a clear plan in 2020, unfortunately the world didn’t agree with it. But when faced with challenges of a global pandemic, the Blues used it to grow stronger and achieve the ultimate success.
Launceston’s Development League Team finished last in 2019, they won the Premiership in 2020. Under new coach Kane Sanders the team shot up the ladder with a squad consisting of many players who were unlucky not to be in the senior side, but dedicated to go all the way.
Sam Siggins’ journey to the top of the TSL has been a tough one, with the former Adelaide Crow dealing with challenges on and off the field, but he’s shown courage in the face of adversity and adapted to any situation that comes his way.