State of play
- Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Subiaco’s engine room has a distinct Victorian flavour and it’s quiet possible this year’s West Australian state side could too, the team set to do battle with the big V next month.
Lions’ midfielders Jason Bristow, Jarrod Kayler-Thomson and Brett Mahoney have all been selected by WA and Claremont coach marc Webb in an initial 33-man squad.
Mahoney says it would be a buzz to pull on the black and gold state jumper.
“It would be a fair honour to play at such a high level, probably the highest level I’ll ever play at and I think even being from Victoria, it doesn’t matter what state you’re representing.”
Originally from Mansfield in country Victoria, Mahoney spent two years on Collingwood’s VFL list before moving back home and then eventually deciding to head West to Subiaco.
Now in his second season of WAFL football Mahoney is more than ready to put his Victorian heritage aside for an afternoon.
“I don’t think it will be an issue, I’ll just be stoked if I get picked I don’t think it will be a problem, it doesn’t matter who you play for it’s always going to be an honour.” He said.
Mahoney is averaging more than 27 disposals per game this season and says he puts his improvement down to the influence of incoming Lions coach Jarrad Schofield.
“Scoey’s been really good for the whole club but especially for me having him around for the full pre-season and also him being a midfielder definitely helps.”
“He offers a lot of experience gives a helping hand and picks up a few areas of my game that I don’t pick up myself, he’s always good for a some midfield advice.” He said.
The state game will be played in Northam on May 11th.