Pride's best player excited by new coach's drive to develop
WESTERN Pride's best and fairest player Peter Drager predicts exciting times for the club.
Drager has been enjoying some family time, going camping and to the beach, around his busy work demands as a business development manager.
However, football is never far from the thoughts of Pride's leading goal-scorer.
With Kasey Wehrman finishing his two-year stint at the club, Drager is encouraged by the approach of new coach Karl Dodd.
"Karl will be really good for the club," Drager said.
"He's very driven and has some good plans for what to do. He's looking long term."
Drager said Wehrman had laid a terrific foundation.
"Every team, every club - to be successful - you always have to go through some hard times and down times," Drager said.
"It's not like Pride is going downhill. It's an exciting time and with Karl coming, I think over the next few years, Pride will develop."
Drager won his best and fairest award at Friday night's Pride senior presentation.
He received the players' player award for Pride in 2013.
- Western Pride senior award winners 2014
- Men's Senior Player of the Year: Lincoln Rule.
- Women's Senior Player of the Year: Melissah Von Bischoffshausen.
- Senior Men: Best and Fairest - Peter Drager. Players' Player: Lincoln Rule.
- Open women : Best and Fairest - Lareena Meiklejohn. Players' Player: Kimberly Cahill.
- Youth men : Best and Fairest - Daniel Kleinhans. Players' Player: Cameron Kleinhans.
- Under 18 men : Best and Fairest - Matthew Owen. Players' Player: Owen Foster.