Cavarra loving life as a Seagull
Despite significant interest from football clubs around Australia, VFL young gun Ben Cavarra chose Williamstown as his football home for 2017 after Frankston weren't offered a VFL license for this season.
The 21-year old small forward/midfielder was unfortunately overlooked in the recent AFL drafts, but saw the Seagulls as a club that could potentially elevate his game to a new level in 2017.
"I had a few calls from clubs both in Victoria and interstate but in the end I chose to play at Williamstown because I believe the club would provide me with the best opportunity to further develop my footy," said Cavarra.
"To play in a successful team, play finals footy and challenge me to be the best player I can be were all reasons for ultimately signing with the club."
Another influence on Cavarra's eventual move to Burbank Oval was being able to work with coach Andrew Collins with the VFL state team, of which Cavarra was an integral part of.
"I really enjoyed the way he went about his coaching in setting high expectations and getting the most out of his players," says Cavarra.
At this stage a small forward role beckons for the dual Frankston best and fairest winner, but the skilled Cavarra will no doubt find himself in the midfield at many stages throughout the 2017 season.
Finding himself at a new VFL club for the first time, the new Seagull has enjoyed the transition to the club, along with a number of other ex-Dolphins.
"I'm absolutely loving my time thus far at Williamstown, I'm really enjoying the quality of training and the high expectations that are surrounded within the group," says Cavarra.
"It definitely helps when you have good mates from previous clubs joining you as it makes you feel more comfortable at your new home."
"I have learnt so much already and can't wait to get into the games in the coming weeks."
Now with a few months of training and getting to know the other faces at the club who he had only previously seen in opposition colours, Cavarra has been impressed by a number of his new teammates and their form on the training track.
"I've been really impressed by all the players and the expectations that surround the club which makes the year ahead very exciting to be a part of," says Cavarra.
"Jack Charleston and Peter Faulks in particular have been extremely impressive with the way they go about their training and the role they play in setting the expectations that surround the club."
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