With Josh Kennedy

Guardian Express - - SPORT -

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 hap­pens you have no idea how it re­ally feels.

Over the years I have spo­ken to a lot of play­ers who have ex­pe­ri­enced suc­cess, but un­til you get there your­self you re­ally don’t un­der­stand. It will prob­a­bly take a lit­tle time to re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it.

It was amaz­ing to see so many peo­ple in the city for the wel­come home. I saw there were es­ti­mates of about 50,000 peo­ple.

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