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Elite Senior Camp vs Peel Thunder

The DFS Elite Senior Camp squad took on the Peel Thunder from WA on July 7.

DFS’s Jason Pannam sends the ball forward

Coach Jarrad Carey was extremely proud of the DFS team, which had come together and produced good footy from just six sessions.

The players in the DFS squad got a first-hand look at an elite development program with close AFL ties, and how professional the Peel squad was on arrival, in game and after the match.

Peel Thunder coach Mark Pink named the DFS captain Dylan Allen as one of the best players on the ground, and Allen was delighted with his side’s effort.

“It was good, they just outmatched us today because they’ve spent all their time together,” Allen said.

“We bonded well as a team for the amount of time we had together.” 

However, he found the quality and speed of the footy was a bit of an eye-opener.

“It was good for a bit of a challenge, really quality footy. It was a bit of a step up to what I’m used to. It’s much harder competition so you’ve got to be quicker with your decisions.”

See all the photos from the match at Parade College on the DFS Facebook page here.
To see a list of the players, a copy of the match critic can be downloaded by clicking here.

Elite Senior Camp 2017

One of the more advanced programs that Dynamic Footy Skills offers is the Elite Senior Camp.

The Elite Senior Camp is an amazing opportunity for talented players to be mentored by high-level coaches and come up against strong opposition.

This year, the DFS squad will play a one-off match against Peel Thunder from Mandurah, Western Australia.

Peel Thunder is the WAFL affiliate side for the Fremantle Football Club in the AFL and so has access to a wide range of skilled players and coaches.

The DFS squad is well led by two experienced coaches in Jarrad Carey and Darren Eldrett, who have both been with DFS for over five years.

Carey in currently the coach of the Eastern Districts Football League representative side and in the past has worked with players of high calibre such as Marcus Bontempelli and Scott Pendlebury.

Carey will take the title of senior coach, and is extremely excited for the challenge ahead.

“I am more excited for this year’s Elite Senior Camp than I have been about footy programs for many years,” Carey said.

“It’s a really good opportunity for kids to come up against an elite pathway team like Peel Thunder. I’m very confident they’ll get a lot out of it.”

While results are important, Carey believes the DFS coaches have a bigger responsibility than to just focus on ‘getting the win’.

“We’re very big on educating the players and trying to get them to adjust to elite behaviours and expectations. So we treat this like we would an interleague side or a TAC Cup side.”

“With Daz (Darren Eldrett) being the coach of an NFL rep team and myself being the coach of an EDFL rep team, we’ve got a really good balance there and we work well off each other.”

The DFS Elite Senior Camp squad will play the Peel Thunder Development squad on Friday July 7.