WITH 55 senior games under his belt, Zac Fisher has outlined his intentions for the pre-season.
Namely, the ‘slippery Fish’ has his eyes on building his game in a dual mid-forward role.
The speedster has raced to his games tally, having missed just eight games since making his debut as an 18-year-old.
Speaking to Sportsday WA about what’s to come in the summer, Fisher said he was clear in his focus for the upcoming months.
“I’m really trying to grow on that strength and endurance, which you need to as a young kid coming into the system,” Fisher said.
“I’m also trying to perfect that forward craft and midfield craft: I’m trying to play a dual role.
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“We have a lot of talented, young midfielders and you can’t fit everyone in. Being able to have that other strings to your bow as a forward would be really handy as well.”
After averaging over 20 disposals and four clearances in the midfield, Fisher transitioned to a half-forward role in the second half of the season to finish with nine goals.
However, he’s under no illusions that he’ll need to continue adding to his game under Senior Coach David Teague.
Fisher said there had been a focus on the fundamentals with Teague at the helm.
“We’re doing a lot more fundamental skills, which is really important at this time of year,” he said.
“We played a really nice brand of football [under Teague last season]. We’re really excited to see what we can do with a full pre-season under David.”
The York local has been back in the cut and thrust of pre-season for the last fortnight, having returned home at season’s end.
He said the playing group had returned refreshed and ready to go.
“We all got away. We were able to go home, spend some time with family and able to get that mental break outside of the football club,” he said.
“Importantly, we were able to come back in pretty good nick, which is key to having a good pre-season and following that into the season.”