Boys become men on trip to living hell

SHAYNE HOPE, PHNOM PENH, The West Australian

"You come to a place like this and you realise how lucky we are back in Australia and to be at a club like West Coast. We've got the future at our feet."

The reflective statement from youngster Koby Stevens and those of his West Coast teammates suggest the Eagles' trip to Cambodia this week was a major success.

The Eagles took 12 first and second-year players on a five-day tour of the poverty-stricken nation with the aim of fast-tracking their personal development, building the bond between young teammates and strengthening the club's culture.

They also wanted to make a difference in the world.

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