As one of Sydney’s most important players, George Hewett is ready to get back to his best.
After a breakout 2019 that saw him finish runner-up in the club’s best and fairest, Hewett was struck down with a back injury that held him to just six games in 2020.
But Hewett sees no need to dwell on the injury that cut his season short, and left him stranded on 99 games for his career so far.
“Oh we all have injuries in the game, so I wouldn’t call it lost time,” Hewett said.
Before the injury, Hewett was a pillar of consistency for the Swans and was improving his game year in year out.
This off-season is no exception, with Hewett getting back into the things that helped him to grow over the last few seasons for Sydney.
“Yeah, so it’s been pretty simple for me, getting my strength back and getting back into full training those have officially been the two main things and that’s been going really good so far.” he said.
Sydney missed the finals two years in succession for the first time in 25 years in 2019-2020.
But this time near the bottom has allowed them to secure some highly-rated young talent, and Hewett can’t single out just one as the most impressive of 2020’s crop.
“Oh they’re all bloody good to be honest,” he said.
“Errol Gulden looks good, the little half-forward, Braeden (Campbell)’s obviously got a really nice kick and Logan (McDonald)’s a nice big centre-half forward, so nah they all look good.”
Hewett is determined to support these new recruits by getting back on the park himself in 2021.
“I’ve been pretty lucky with injury so I’m just trying to get back to playing some good footy and I know I can do it,” he said.