On the eve of his first season as a coach, Frankstonâ€™s Shannon Grant says he cannot wait for the VFL season proper to start.
Frankston has played a series of practice matches including a close win over 2008 runner-up Port Melbourne recently - Grant's first win as a coach.
Asked on ABC 774 if he had cause to â€œbakeâ€ his playing group, Grant said he had kept his cool.
â€œWe are a pretty young group, we have a lot of 18 and 19 year olds coming through from the Under-18s TAC Cup competition,â€ Grant said.
â€œIâ€™ve been pretty patient so far. Weâ€™ve had three praccy matches so Iâ€™m sure in the next couple of weeks when the serious stuff begins there might be a few then.â€
Grant said his interest in coaching had spiked over the past few years.
â€œProbably three or four years ago I gave it some serious thought,â€ Grant said. â€œAsk me 10 years ago and I probably wouldnâ€™t have.
â€œOnce youâ€™re career comes towards the end you start to think what you want to do and what youâ€™re next move is once youâ€™re playing career finishes.
â€œLast year as the year went on, the closer it got to finishing, I really had that incliniation I wanted to coach.
â€œIâ€™ve been given a fantastic opportunity to coach Frankston, a stand alone side in the VFL.
"Looking forward to it, canâ€™t wait for the season to start in two weeks time.â€