Beyond our wildest expectations
WHAT a week it has been!
It’s hard to put into words how it feels to realise a life-long ambition and the moment when the siren sounded making us the 2018 premiers. Even saying that now, it sounds a bit surreal.
It was just amazing and my first instinct was to look for Lecca (Mark LeCras). We’ve played a lot of footy together in the forward line and are good mates, so I wanted to share that time with him.
I didn’t have to look too hard to find him. He was thinking the same thing and came running at me and jumped into my arms.
Actually, it has been a special time ever since. It has been a bit of a whirlwind, celebrating with our club and the fans.
When you start out on your football career you dream about the moment, but until it actually happens you have no idea how it really feels.
It was absolutely amazing to see so many people in the city for the welcome home. I saw there were estimates of about 50,000 people there, which is mind-blowing. We couldn’t see the back of the crowd from the stage; it just kept going.
When things settle down and I have some down time with the family, I’ll get a chance to reflect on being a part of a premiership team.