- Thursday, 01 August 2013
Youngster William Fetherstonhaugh says he’s already achieved his pre-season goal of making his senior debut for the Lions.
The 19-year-old played 17 colts games last season, and after a string of strong performances in the reserves, earned himself senior selection again East Fremantle two weeks ago.
“It’s been a great experience so far, my goal before the season was to just make my debut and I would have been happy with that so to keep my spot in the side, it’s been great.” Fetherstonhaugh said.
“I’ve played on some pretty well-credentialed forwards so far which has been an eye opener, you can’t let them out of sight for a second or else they’re gone.”
Fetherstonhaugh joins a swelling group of Lions who hail from the club’s country zone of Esperance.
“As a junior I was seeing guys from home like Clanga (Clancy Wheeler), Abe (Davey) and Kerry (Rhett Kerr) all playing WAFL footy and even State footy, it was pretty motivating for me to want to get up here and have a crack.”
Like the rest of his teammates Fetherstonhaugh is desperate to get the Lions back on the winners list as the club looks to take on South Fremantle at Medibank Stadium on Saturday.
After a shocking start to the season Paul Hasleby’s men have shown signs of improvement having beaten both East Fremantle and West Perth and got to with in a kick of reigning premiers Claremont just a few weeks ago.