Senior Men’s Pre Season Camp

Over the weekend the West Adelaide Senior Men’s program had 64 players go to the Riverland for our 2021 Pre Season Camp.

The camp was a great opportunity for all players and coaches to strengthen relationships and spend time and getting to know each other.

The staff and players stayed at Padaley Lodge in Lyrup, where the activities included puzzle making, trivia, lawn bowls, leadership and game education. The camp also included a solid session of match simulation on Saturday morning where all players displayed great intent. Local coaches from Riverland Football Clubs were invited to attend this session and also had the opportunity to chat with Senior Coach Brad Gotch at the conclusion of the morning session.

There was plenty covered over the weekend and the coaches and the high performance team were satisfied with what was achieved during the trip.

No doubt this experience and weekend will further build on the squad and club as we head into the season.

Senior Coach Brad Gotch was very pleased with the experience saying, “I placed the football match simulation at the start of the camp and the players intensity and work rate exceeded my expectations which was pleasing.”

“As the work rate was so high we were able to concentrate on team building exercises and education throughout the rest of the camp.”

“The session Sunday morning around divisional requirements and education will help the players immensely to fast track their football requirements.”

“All in all though the behavior of the group in representing our club deserves recognition and the way we conducted ourselves in the area will hopefully go a long way to building stronger relationships with our Riverland partners.”

The West Adelaide Football Club thanks all the Riverland clubs who attended the open training session on the Saturday morning and the Lyrup Bowling Club for hosting us for our lawn bowls tournament. We also thank the owners and staff at Padaley Lodge for the use of their facility for all West Adelaide FC Riverland camps.