Kick it Twomey
- Wednesday, 12 February 2014
With a WAFL premiership, a Simpson medal and AFL experience under his belt, Wayde Twomey’s resume speaks for itself.
After 98 games with Swan Districts, the 28 year-old has found a new home with the Lions and says he can’t wait to pull on a maroon and gold jumper.
What was it that attracted you to the Subiaco football club?
I thought they were a club on the rise with a mix of good young kids, older boys and some new recruits, and I thought I could help. It hurt to leave Swans but I needed a change to keep the mind fresh.
What were some of your first impressions after you joined and started training?
I loved the fact that the boys were so dedicated to their training, especially in the gym. It’s normally a really hard thing for young guys to commit to the type of weights program that’s in place here. We will see the benefits of that pay off big time through out the year. Also the organisation throughout the club is first class.
What's one thing you've taken away from your time at the Carlton Football Club?
Players who work the hardest usually end up being successful at AFL level. They train hard so they know the limits of their body (fitness-wise) which seems to give them confidence on the ground and becomes a huge factor in playing good, consistent footy.
Describe what it was like to be a part of the WA team that beat Victoria in Northam last year?
I’m lucky enough to not get nervous before games so I was pretty casual even thought it was a big occasion. Most of the boys in our team were going through their own routine so I got to see some funny superstitions: a few boys eat a specific amount of lollies at specific times in the lead up which I found pretty funny.
The team comradery was great over the whole weekend and the boys really mixed well which lead to the success we had.
It was a great honour to play for WA and to be awarded a Simpson medal was just unreal, but my real satisfaction came from beating Victoria because it doesn't happen too often.
Any advice for junior footballers?
The fitter you are the easier football becomes.