DAWE READY TO GO AFTER FIRST BYE
16/05/2017 1:12:18 PM
After a week off for the Club after our first bye for 2017, long-term Redleg Brady Dawe spoke about his expectations for the 2017 season.
The big bodied utility states that the appointment of new senior Coach, Jarrod Cotton and the recruitment of talented key players, has installed a ‘breath of fresh air’ within the playing group as the club hopes to return to finals in 2017.
Dawe revealed that the team’s chemistry is coming along well, after the acquisitions of key players; Cameron Shenton, Mitch Grigg, Brad Mckenzie and Dean Terlich. Dawe also had nothing but praise for newly appointed coach, Jarrod Cotton.
“Despite being two and two, there is a really positive vibe around and everyone at the club is excited about this season” Dawe mentioned.
“We have a few new players back and obviously, a new coach, so there is a breath of fresh air around the club which makes it exciting to be a part of.
“So, all we can do now is focus on the games ahead, and make sure we are doing everything possible to gain success in 2017.”
Dawe, is now into his ninth season at the club, and has also expressed how humbled he is about being voted into the leadership group for the first time.
“It’s a fantastic feeling, being part of the leadership group for 2017,” said Dawe.
“I’ve been at Norwood since 2009, so it’s really humbling for me to be recognised as a leader among my peers.
“So, I’m hoping I can lead by example in setting elite standards and making sure that the team comes first at all times.”
When asked about goals for the year on both a personal and team level, Dawe stated that he would like to develop some consistency in his game, while on a team level returning to finals is at minimum for 2017.
“My goal for the season ahead is to play some really consistent footy.”
“I’d like to keep on improving in my versatility, so that if I am relied upon I can step up in any position.
“As a team, we want to return to finals and ultimately win a flag for our supporters this year.”