FREMANTLE midfielder Stephen Hill refuses to rest on his laurels after arguably his most consistent season at AFL level. 

The talented wingman finished third in the Dockers' best and fairest in 2014, having averaged 22 disposals and kicked 18 goals for the season.

He had some outstanding individual performances, including a four-goal haul against the Western Bulldogs. Hill also won the Ross Glendinning Medal with a 32-possession, three-goal performance in the second Western Derby of the season.

However, Hill said he still has plenty to improve upon as a player. 

"I've just got to keep building," he said. 

"I can't just have one good year. I've got to keep stacking them up." 

The softly spoken 24-year-old is just 22 games shy of qualifying for life membership at Fremantle. Like a number of his teammates in the same age bracket, he said he is trying to improve his leadership.

"I want to grow," Hill said. 

"I've been around for a few years now. It's something I probably need to keep working on and hopefully I can help the young guys and lead on the field and off the field."   

The Dockers engaged in a willing match simulation session at Fremantle Oval earlier on Friday as coach Ross Lyon ramps up preparations for the NAB Challenge.

Lyon demanded excellence from his players throughout the two-hour long session, stopping the whole group at regular intervals to give direct feedback. Hill said the strong communication from the coach was necessary. 

"Overall, I think he was pretty happy at the end," Hill said.

"Just a couple of drills, there were a few easy mistakes that we made."

Nat Fyfe left the track late in the match simulation after copping a knock to the leg when he went third man up at a stoppage.

The two-time best and fairest was slow to leave the track but the issue did not appear serious and Hill said the star midfielder was fine.  

Matthew Pavlich and Michael Walters remained in the gym throughout the session, while veteran ruckman Aaron Sandilands and key defender Zac Dawson were also absent from the main session. 

Ryan Crowley returned to training, having missed the last few open sessions. He did not participate in the match simulation, instead running laps with Irish rookie Sean Hurley.

Michael Johnson (back) and Colin Sylvia (ankle) continue their rehab from surgery away from the main group. Pavlich said on Tuesday that both players were edging closer to a return to full training.

Anthony Morabito was also absent after having minor surgery on his left knee on Thursday to repair some cartilage issues.

"I haven't seen him," Hill said of Morabito,"but from what I heard it went pretty well. 

The Dockers host Melbourne in their first NAB Challenge at Fremantle Oval on Thursday, March 5.