TO be successful in a sport, you must to be driven to succeed, you must be motivated to put in the hard work and you should look to gain every fair advantage you can.
The Essendon Football Club scandal with illegal supplements allegedly given to players by sports scientists, is a reminder that not every advantage works.
However the collapse of the Bombers is also proof that with team sports, any amount of illegal doping counts for nothing.AFL is a sport with an |endurance and strength component, but it is predominantly a skill-based sport.
You can have all the strength and endurance in the world, but if you can’t hit a target from 45 metres you won’t win - it’s that simple.
However, in searching for that edge over the other teams some may have crossed a line they simply did not need to cross, not only from a health perspective but an ethical one.
Like it or not, children look up to AFL players, and this kind of behaviour sends the wrong message to the next |generation of footballers.
There’s a simple way to become a good, or even a great football team, and it is hard work. All they needed to do was practice hitting that target.
Train the Practise technique, and the fitness and strength will come.