LEWIS Steere spends most of his Saturdays relaxing, but demanding is a better way to describe his day.
The 18-year-old juggles football and basketball commitments, playing for Warrnambool’s under 18 side in the Hampden league this morning before pulling on the Warrnambool Seahawks uniform tonight.
“You get used to it,” he said.
“You do get a bit sore after footy, but you just have to make sure you rest.
“After I play footy, I just relax?.?.?.?until I have to play basketball.”
The Seahawks host Latrobe City at the Arc tonight, with both sides looking to build on their respectable 5-3 win-loss record after seven rounds.
“We’ve had a pretty good start to the season. We just need to keep training hard,” Steere said.
“At this stage, we just want to keep trying to get better and we obviously want to get the chance to get back to where we were last season.”
That was the best-of-three grand final series, which Warrnambool lost to Geelong in Steere’s first season in the Big V competition.
“It was a big learning curve and you see the difference of how teams need to step up when you get to that stage,” he said.
“It’s given us a bit more determination because no one really wants to be in that position again.”
Tonight marks Steere’s second week back after he missed several matches due to an ankle sprain.
“I started the season off a bit slow but I’m just starting to pick up,” he said.
“I’ve just been training a lot harder and going to gym sessions every day, doing weights.”
The 190.5-centimetre forward/shooting guard, who has averaged almost six minutes per game this season, aims to have an impact when he comes off the bench.
“I just try and come on and give a bit of energy, play good defence and help the team wherever needed,” he said.
After a come-from-behind win against Whittlesea last weekend, the Seahawks are searching for successive victories when they tackle Latrobe City tonight.
Tip-off is at 8pm.