‘Old heave ho’ for the Dockers Newest Recruits

On a sunny Saturday afternoon late last month, the 1st and 2nd year draft picks for the almighty Fremantle Dockers cruised into Gracetown, having no idea what the following two days would beseech of them. Immediately split into two teams, Red and Blue, the boys were handed a couple of marked maps and all their essentials to camp for the next two nights out in the wilderness. The teams would compete for points through several team building activities and would not cross paths over the next 48 hours. Before leaving Cowaramup Bay for a 7km dusk hike along the Cape to Cape Track, each team began the battle by constructing rafts and bridges.  Setting up camp and preparing dinner in the dark at Ellensbrook was a challenge in itself, one rewarded by a much needed restful night to prepare for Sunday’s events!

The boys were up early to start a treasure hunt that would push them to their limits throughout the day. Picture two groups of six young professional athletes weaving through 6kms of undulating exposed sand dunes, carrying not only about 12kgs each of camping gear, but also searching for and lugging along a surfboard, some fishing gear and a kitchen sink!

The boys were then required to really immerse themselves in the South West lifestyle by taking to the ocean and attempting to ride a wave! But there was a catch to having fun out in the surf, dignity aside, each player had to dress in drag to receive points for their team. Not only did the dress add style to the activity, it also restricted movement which seriously challenged the ability of even the more experience watermen. The day finished with the Dockers casting a line to try and catch a fishy feast.

Monday morning saw the teams drop the gear and pick up the pace in a race to the finish line! Both the Red and Blue teams put in tremendous amounts of effort but a clear winner had emerged when the Red team won the final test of navigation! We would like to thank Ray and the rest of the organisation at Leading Teams and of corse the players, coaches and staff at the Fremantle Dockers for this fantastic opportunity. We look forward to supporting the boys in their upcoming season and wish the teams newest members all the best out on the footy field in 2016.

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