Warm conditions failed to deter several SWFL women’s footballers enjoying a special opportunity at Brunswick Oval on Saturday, with WAFLW premiers Peel Thunder holding a talent training and information session. In a real thrill for local players, the Thunder’s senior squad made the trip from Mandurah to rub shoulders and pass on their skills. From the beginning of the session, two things were evident — clear communication from all coaches and high levels of enthusiasm from the playing group. All players completed drills in a competitive yet inclusive manner, with the completion of every activity finishing with every player dishing out as many high fives as possible to nearby teammates. Prior to the session, Thunder WAFLW co-ordinator Rachael Hayes said the club was working on the prospect of holding a weekly session in the South West, in order to provide additional support and resources to their South West-listed players. Given the solid buy-in on Saturday, there is every chance this could become a reality. Some of the Thunder’s headline players began their careers in the SWFL — including Tanisha Anderson (South Bunbury), Ebony Bilcich (South Bunbury), Lauren Quaife (Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault), Beth Schilling (Carey Park) and South Bunbury’s Megan Bain.