Two legends of North Beach combined to give the current senior playing group a timely change-up to pre-season training at the weekend.
Ten-time A-Grade premiership player Chris “Tex” Perkin, proprietor of West Coast Health and High Performance, organised for the senior men to train at Mineral Resources Park.
Perkin’s business is part of the facility at the West Coast Eagles’ home base and he booked the community oval – the same dimensions as the MCG – for the boys to train. They then went through a yoga session in Perkin’s physiotherapy practice as well as a session on injury prevention and management.
After that it was a two-minute drive to the Laika Café, a business owned by Perkin’s long-time premiership teammate Josh McGinnity, where there was a vibrant mood as the players replenished after a solid morning workout.