Great Western has had its final preseason hitout, facing South West team Heathmere on Saturday.
The game provided a chance for the Lions to put into practice their game plan on the smaller Great Western Oval.
Coach Will Bell said it was important the team played a game at its home ground before the season starts.
"It is so much smaller than the other grounds in the league,” he said.
"I have a game plan that I think will stick well at each ground but it was good to try it out given we will play there so much during the year.
“The practice game phase gives you an idea of whether the players can implement it in games and I thought they did really well.”
Great Western got through the game unscathed and will have a full squad to choose from when the round one team is selected to face SMW Rovers on April 8.
Bell said that was one of the most important aspects of the preseason.
“If we went into round one without our number one midfielder, I would not be a happy man.”
Bell is confident after two practice matches, the team is heading in the right direction.
"It has taken us the full four months to get hold of the new game plan, and it will take a few weeks into the season to really hit our straps,” he said.
"But I have seen some really big growth within our playing list, we have not maxed out yet.”
The club has announced Navarre premiership player Aiden Lee will take the reins as its new reserves coach.
Travis Peatt will take on the assistant coaching role.
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