Charlie Constable is doing everything he possibly can to give himself the best chance of playing regular senior footy.
In his first two seasons, Constable has shown he can win the ball better than most, but with the help of Shaun Grigg and a couple of Geelong stars he is hoping to take his game to another level.
“I have been really lucky that Shaun Grigg has come to the club this year and we probably identified together for me to get better it is probably my first three steps away from a contest and really focusing on them,” Constable said on this week’s episode of To the Final Bell.
“It might not necessarily mean I am running quicker, but I’ll get out and find space a bit quicker and if I hold that speed I will get to more contests.
“Then once I do get to the contest, I sort of feel like if I am around the ball, I will be able to win it or half it most of the time.”
“The other thing is making sure I hit my handballs when I’m under pressure.
“I think I made some gains in the pre-season and hopefully towards the back end of the year if I get a game, I can show that off.”
Constable hasn’t shied away from the challenge of taking on the best to help fast track his development.
“I’ve spent the whole pre-season playing on Patty (Dangerfield) and Joel (Selwood) predominantly.”
“I probably learned that taking a back shoulder or a spot on their side to really push them under the ball gives me that extra one or two metres where I can start spreading and get onto the ball first.
“We are lucky when we going into the match play as there is always a midfield with those guys in it and then a few of us other boys going up against them, but I just see it as a great learning opportunity because they are a couple of the best players to play the game at the moment.”
Constable has spent the isolation period at his parent’s property in Fish Creek and will celebrate his 21st Birthday on Monday.
Watch the full interview with Charlie below.