Bogensperger, Madut, Wood impressive on debut
- Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Article By: Michael Genovese | Photo By: SFC Staff
Subiaco fans got a glimpse at the club’s future on the weekend, the Lions blooded three of the club’s local youngsters.
Matthew Bogensperger (20), David Madut (19) and Michael Wood (18) all impressed in their WAFL debuts.
Bogensperger was named Subiaco’s second best player for his tagging role on one of Perth’s prime movers, former St Kilda player Alistair Smith and says he learnt a lot from his first hit out.
“He had a really good work rate so I learnt how fit I need to be to play at this level,”
“I was blowing pretty hard in the second quarter so I thought it must have been almost over, I looked up at the clock and it was only 14 minutes in… (laughs)… the intensity is pretty high.” Bogensperger said.
A Kalgoorlie product, Bogensperger moved to Perth three years ago to play colts football for the Lions under now senior coach Jarrad Schofield.
The midfielder received a phone call from Schofield during the week and got the nod.
“I got the call Thursday so that I could let me parents know so that they could travel down from Kalgoorlie,”
“It was a bit of a sleepless night because I was pretty nervous but that made me tired on Friday night so I actually slept pretty well before the game”
Bogensperger has played 19 reserves games and tallied 16 disposals in his first senior appearance.
“It was a real buzz, it was a much bigger crowd than what I’m used to so the heart was pumping pretty hard running out on to the ground.”