It was good to chat with Ashley Alberts at the Fan Day at Narrabeen last Tuesday. He came across as a shy and unassuming, yet friendly character who was somewhat uncomfortable with too much attention. He said that he had enjoyed the move to the Northern Beaches, though he did miss the quietness of QLD. His fitness is improving and he has just started contact drills in training in the past week. The doctors are very happy with his recuperation and is hoping to be available for selection in the next month. His comment is that he is enjoying being part of the Manly club and can't wait to get onto the field again. I am sure all Manly fans wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to him joining the on-field ranks as soon as possible!