Ex-Ea­gle Prid­dis ready for char­ity clash

Pilbara News - - SPORT - Robert Dougherty

For­mer West Coast Ea­gle cham­pion Matt Prid­dis is ex­cited and rar­ing to go for the 2018 New­man Vets Celebrity Match this week­end.

The grand fi­nal player, 2006 San­dover medal­list, 2013 John Wors­fold medal­list and 2014 Brown­low medal­list will fea­ture in a star-stud­ded line-up of AFL guests for the com­mu­nity fundraiser at New­man’s Capri­corn Oval from 5pm this Satur­day, June 16. “I can’t wait to get up there and have a run around, wher­ever the coach puts me I’ll do my best to help the team,” he said.

“It’s my first time in New­man so that’s another ex­cit­ing part of it for me, get up there and see some things — try to have as much fun and raise as much money as I can.”

The All-Aus­tralian player said he wasn’t in­tim­i­dated by ri­val celebri­ties also play­ing, such as Dustin Fletcher, Si­mon Black, Doug Hawkins, Richard Cham­pion, Matt Con­nell and Stephanie Cain. “There is some se­ri­ous tal­ent, if Dustin Fletcher is our goal­keeper not much will get past him.”

“I haven’t kicked a footy since my last game, I know I’m go­ing to pull up a bit sore with the change of di­rec­tion and that sort of thing.”

“But I have been run­ning, I did the HBF half marathon and I think en­durance will be OK, it will be very in­ter­est­ing.”

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