Fremantle and sons made to sweat in King’s Park as Alex Pearce reveals unusual off-season program

Jake Santa MariaThe West Australian
Max Knobel, Nathan ODriscoll and Liam Reidy feel the heat after a gruelling run
Camera IconMax Knobel, Nathan ODriscoll and Liam Reidy feel the heat after a gruelling run Credit: Fremantle Football Club

Fremantle are not taking it easy in the lead-up to Christmas as the Dockers were put through their paces once again at a King’s Park running session on Saturday.

While most are eyeing the Christmas break at this time of year players are being given no reprieve with not even the coach’s son able to relax as Zac Longmuir joined in for another training session after being spotted taking part in drills down in Albany.

Though former Essendon forward Patrick Voss was restricted to non-contact duties at Friday’s main training session he went all out for Saturday’s run alongside Luke Ryan as he hopes to force his way back onto an AFL list.

Camera IconPatrick-Voss-and-Luke-Ryan Credit: Fremantle Football Club

As has become commonplace since arriving from the Gold Coast Jeremy Sharp was happy to set the pace in his group having already burned his teammates in their long-distance run as he did his best to keep pace with Olympian Peter Bol last week.

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Nat Fyfe also looked to be in good spirits as Fremantle fans cross their fingers that the Brownlow medalist can have an injury-free season next year.

Nat Fyfe is all smiles so far this pre-season.
Camera IconNat Fyfe is all smiles so far this pre-season. Credit: Fremantle Football Club

It’s now the ninth session the Dockers have endured at King’s Park as captain Alex Pearce revealed the unique off-season routine he used to help him prepare for the gruelling runs.

“I spent some time in Montana in the US and found a golf course to complete my program but the area is known for having grizzly bears so I ran with a can of bear spray strapped to myself just in case,” Pearce said earlier this week.

“It’s probably why I’ve been running so well I’m used to running away from big animals,” he joked.

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