Fremantle defender Lee Spurr says the players have been pushing each other along during the pre-season as they look to climb the ladder in 2013.
The 2012 mature-aged recruit, who was elevated to the senior list at the end of last season after playing 13 games for the club, said the NAB Cup was all about preparing for round one.
“It is all about preparing yourself, trying to get the best out of yourself, pushing each other along and driving and getting the best out of each other so that we can keep performing and working towards our goal,” he said.
Spurr said the format of the opening round of the NAB Cup made it hard to gauge where the side was at.
“The effort was definitely there and players played their role and that was what we were really happy about.”
Spurr said he hoped forward Chris Mayne would be ready for round one, despite hurting his ankle against Geelong on Saturday night.
Mayne had scans on Monday and will be rested for a couple of weeks but should still be ready for the start of the season.
Speaking from the club’s annual Australia Post AFL Community Camp in Jurien Bay, Spurr said it was great to see so much support for the Dockers in the regions.
“I went to a school before and the kids were all running around, kicking footys and asking millions of questions.
“It’s great, we love being out here.
“It’s good to see the smiles on the kids’ faces.”