Holy grail on radar for Pink

BRIAN OLIVERSound Telegraph

Winning is in Mark Pink’s blood and the Secret Harbour Dockers league coach hopes to make the club the biggest and best in the Peel district.

As he enters his fourth year in charge of the Dockers, Pink said he was hungrier than ever for success.

After their first year in the WA Amateur Football League C-grade last year – where they made the preliminary final — he said the expectation was to make the grand final.

“This year, how things are panning out, I would be very disappointed if we didn’t make the grand final,” Pink said.

“This club is going somewhere, so you would be disappointed if you didn’t make the grand finals and go up a grade each year. I’ve got high expectations again.”

Pink said his long-term goal was to see the club reach its full potential, both on and off the field.

“We don’t shy away from the success, I want the success,” he said.

“I want the players to enjoy what I’ve enjoyed through my footy life.

“With that comes sacrifice and hard work, which I think is starting to sink in (for the players).”

To realise Pink’s vision for the club and his hopes for the upcoming season, players will return to the training track tomorrow for pre-season training.

“We won’t do a hard pre-season,” Pink said.

“As previous years, we slowly work into it. We’d like to think we will be cranking by June or July.”

Pre-season training is on Thursdays at Rhonda Scarrott Oval at 6pm.

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