Local boys Kane Farrell and Fergus Greene each made their debuts in opposing teams yesterday in the Port Adelaide VS Western Bulldogs AFL game, and what a start to their careers!
Kicking a goal in your debut game is something aspiring AFL players can only dream of, and it’s exactly what these two former Bendigo Pioneers achieved.
Greene told Bulldogs TV in a post-game interview that he realised the significance of the game while eating a bowl of spaghetti.
“Everyone will tell you just play it like a normal game, but there is a bit [of nerves] there… [It] probably didn’t hit me until about lunch time today, and I was just eating spaghetti bol and sort of struggled to get it down.”
- Fergus Greene
Apparently Tom Campbell gave the youngter some advice before the game, telling Greene that if he kicked a goal to make the most of it. Greene admitted, “I probably went a bit hard on the celebration but that’s alright. [It was a] special moment. I’ll remember that for a while.”
Farrell told OAK Plus about his experience in the build-up to the game.
“Obviously the first quarter I was really nervous but as soon as I started getting into the game… the nerves just went away, and it started to become just a normal game of footy for me.”
- Kane Farrell
Port Adelaide took the win over the Western Bulldogs with a final time score of 11.12 (78) to 5.4 (34).