Gold Coast football boss Jon Haines says Will Brodie's emergence in the second half of the year is an example for the rest of the team.
After an inconsistent start to the 2018 season, Brodie broke back into the senior line-up in round 16 and put together a five-match stretch where he averaged 23 disposals (11 contested), 4.8 clearances, 4.4 tackles and 3.6 inside 50s.
"You've got a highly driven young man who's got all the attributes we're looking for in our young players, but he was having some challenges in what was required to play at AFL level," Haines said.
"I think the process all the coaches undertook with Will was a great case study in how to get the best out of young players Ė and we want to see more of that.
"The back half of Will's season this year showed he has all the attributes to be an elite inside midfielder.
"I saw him in the gym only the other day and he's looking in terrific condition. He's constantly communicating with Stuey that he can't wait for pre-season to start."