Campbell Chesser may have thought it was Christmas when he got drafted by West Coast Eagles in November.
But Chesser's Christmas Day was in stark contrast to what he imagined it might be before he got taken with pick 14 in the recent AFL draft.
The 17-year-old was forced to spend the day in quarantine after arriving in Perth via South Australia and is almost half-way through the mandatory 14-day isolation.
Chesser said he spent the majority of Christmas Day alone on facetime catching up with family and friends.
"Monday is my fourth day of quarantine in a house in City Beach which is 10km from Perth," Chesser said.
"I get out of quarantine on January 5 and start training the following day.
"It was an unusual Christmas Day but I was still able to celebrate with my family on facetime.
"I caught-up with mum and dad, my grandparents and my sister.
"It was good to see them and I still enjoyed it despite not being with them.
"It wasn't the best Christmas lunch and dinner that I've had because I had to cook for myself and I'm certainly no masterchef.
"But I'm slowly learning how to cook and hopefully I will get better with a bit more practice."
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Eagles officials looked after their latest recruit with the house comprising a home gym, treadmill and pool.
"I'm fortunate that the house where I'm staying has a really good set-up," he said.
"I've got weights, treadmill and pool so I can still train and it helps keep me busy.
"It keeps me occupied and my mind off how many more days I've got in isolation.
"The club has been amazing and made sure that I had everything I needed."
Besides training, Chesser has been watching plenty of television to help overcome the boredom of isolation.
"I'm not that interested in cricket normally but have been watching a bit more than usual," he said.
"I've also been watching a bit of Netflix to help kill time.
"I stick to a routine and do cardio in the morning and weights in the afternoon.
"It helps break the day up and keeps you busy."
While most teenagers will be partying on New Year's Eve, Chesser is planning to have a quiet night.
"I've been in Portsea for New Year's in the past but I'll just watch a movie," he said.
"I just can't wait to get to the club and meet everybody and get stuck into training."
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