Force boss Dave Wessels has a lot of hope for his side even though they ended their season with a 24-10 loss to the Brumbies in Canberra.
The Perth franchise had a disappointing 2016, after only winning two games the whole season and finishing third last on the overall table. But Wessels was proud of his team for hanging in there and giving it their best till the very end.
"It would have been the easiest thing in the world to just fade away in the last few matches but there were signs that they were a team that was fighting to the end and that is as a big building block for us," Wessels told The Western Australian.
"We spoke about it in the changing room after Saturday's game. For us it's the start of a journey.
"What we have is a very young team that is very committed.
Wessels also spoke of how his side is trying to change their game plan, which he believes will eventually pay dividends.
"We have tried to play with a lot more width this year. We tried to radically change our game, it may not have been immediately evident, but that will come through time," Wessles said.