JAKE Stringer made a welcome return to the Bendigo Pioneers this week to give some tips at the football club's first round of try-outs.
The Western Bulldogs forward was at Epsom-Huntly Reserve on Tuesday and Thursday to speak to the club's under-16 and top-age players.
"We were absolutely rapt Jake was able to speak to the players," said Pioneers coach David Newett.
Windy conditions prevailed in Thursday's match for the top-age players in the club's under-18s squad.
Stringer was selected in the Pioneers best team from the past 21 years.