What can Will Brodie provide to his new club? The new Docker is keen to show off his skills after moving to Fremantle for greater opportunities.
Brodie was traded to Fremantle after 25 games in four years at the Suns alongside a second-round draft pick (currently Pick 19) and two-fourth-round picks (currently Pick 61 and 69).
At an average of five games a year and just six in the last two, Brodie admitted the lack of opportunities at Gold Coast got frustrating at times.
“Obviously it can be frustrating at times, but at the moment I’m just super excited about the future ahead at Fremantle and what I could achieve at this club,” he said.
“At times it is [frustrating], and I’m sure anyone in a similar situation would be a little bit frustrated but, I’m more just focused on where I am at the moment, to be heading over to Freo.”
With Adam Cerra’s departure, a spot in the Dockers midfield may be up for grabs. Brodie, however, is keen to play wherever he is needed, not necessarily just in the midfield.
“Just whatever role the team needs me to play, I’m willing and ready to do it,” he said.
“If there’s a spot there for me to come in and do, I’ll be there ready to do it. I’m super excited for whatever they need me to do, which will be great.”
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The ex-Sun is also high on his new coach Justin Longmuir, having had several conversations with the man in charge at the Dockers.
“I have spoken to Justin a few times, and he seems like a super approachable coach, who I’m super excited to be working with, he’s been really good for me so far.”
Brodie is bullish about Fremantle’s prospects for 2022 and beyond, citing the strong youth coming through at the club.
“It’s super exciting, the group that they have there and the future of what can be achieved over the next five-eight-10 years, I think it’s super exciting.
“The potential there, to be a super successful club over the next ten years is going to be really exciting.”
Brodie will be seeking greater opportunities at Freo, but he has no expectations about getting a spot in its best 22 at this stage.
“[I’m] just getting to work, being ready to play, ready to train, get to know all the players, and moving over to Perth and that’s all I’m focusing on at the moment. [I’m] just getting excited about getting over there and getting to work.”
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