Subi's Awesome Foursome
- Tuesday, 28 August 2012
SUBIACO's recent disappointing performances has a silver lining with the four debutants exposed to League football across the past four weeks.
James Garcia, Dom Sheed, Michael Genovese and Dylan Clarke have joined Chris Deluca as League debutants in 2012.
Garcia, Sheed, Clark and Deluca were all Colts system graduates whereas Genovese played Colts six years ago and has overcome a series of shoulder injuries to make his League debut after good reserves performances.
Deluca was the only player to make the jump straight from Colts to League with Sheed, Garcia and Clarke all spending time in the Reserves before earning a call up.
A silky left footer Clarke was the last of the five to make his debut and gathered six disposals including five kicks.
Clarke repeated the words of those before him and said the jump from Colts to Reserves to League was drastic but a good experience.
"A bit different, a bit quicker than Colts footy and Reserves footy," he said.
"Just took a bit to get into at the start of the game.
"Playing with the bigger bodies a bit different to Colts. I think I needed the two weeks before I came into the League side. It was good to get a slot in there."
The diminutive Clark said his size was not a concern with his game style.
"It's not really a concern for me," Clarke said.
"I think my game style doesn't really change too much going from Colts to Reserves to League but I do need to get a bit bigger.
"I reckon my skills are the strength of my game, I need to work on my size and probably my contested ball but outside play is probably my strength."
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