FORMER Augusta-Margaret River Hawks football player Harry Marsh has been recruited by the Sydney Swans to train for the Australian Football League.
He heard the news on November 22 and has since left for Sydney to start training. After playing football since he was about nine years old, Harry said this has been a dream come true.
“As soon as I started playing the game, I just wanted to keep getting better and always dreamt of hopefully playing AFL,” he said.
Harry spent six years playing for the AMR Hawks, playing in the league side only last year. He spoke of fond memories from those days.
“My best would have to be winning the premiership last year,” he said.
Harry said his first week with the Swans has been busy but he aspires to take on the intense training program and to “keep improving my skills and knowledge and building a base level fitness required to play senior footy.”
“I feel extremely grateful and honoured to be given this opportunity by Sydney,” he said.
“They are an amazing club and I'm just hoping I keep improving and doing everything possible to be given a chance to eventually play a senior game.”
His ultimate goal is “eventually playing as many AFL games as I can,” he said.