Ah Chee shines for Suns

Cockburn Gazette - - WORKPLACE -

RE­CENTLY drafted Kelm­scott foot­baller Cal­lum Ah Chee is putting his hand up for se­lec­tion for the Gold Coast Suns with some im­pres­sive per­for­mances on the track.

Ah Chee was one of the stand­out play­ers for the Gold Coast Suns Red in an in­tr­a­club match.

The South Fre­man­tle prod­uct booted two goals for his side but also showed real X-fac­tor, in­clud­ing some big marks in mark­ing con­tests.

Suns coach Rod­ney Eade was im­pressed with his per­for­mance.

“He played al­right didn’t he?” he said. “He was good.

“He’s a ter­rific kid. He’s still got a fair bit to learn and some ar­eas to work on but cer­tainly his tal­ent, I don’t think that’s ques­tioned, but the pleas­ing thing was his work rate and his courage in the con­test.”

The 18-year-old was drafted to the Suns with the num­ber eight pick dur­ing the 2015 AFL draft.

He said he was lov­ing be­ing in Queens­land.

“It’s Queens­land so it’s a rugby state and footy doesn’t get no­ticed as much up here,” he said.

“At the mo­ment I am look­ing at train­ing hard and im­prov­ing.”

He said hav­ing many WA play­ers around has helped.

“At the Suns there are a lot of WA boys and a lot of in­dige­nous boys so I guess you have to take a leaf out of all their books,” he said.

TA­BLE TEN­NIS

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Con­nor John­stone, Garth McNeil and Lenny Prop­er­john.

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