Making my Eithad Stadium debut

By Kadin Holloway

It felt good to run on Etihad stadium with over one thousand people. And when I ran on to the field but it is only a quarter of the field not the whole field!!!! I could see my Mum and Dad with over one thousand people.

I felt a little nervous when I was walking out on the field. When I got tackled by a few people I was like far out because I specifically heard the coach say, no tackling so we lost of course. I told the umpire because they were tackling me but she still said it was the other teams ball. This happened a few times so I was frustrated and my team mates did not give me the ball when I called there name I hardly knew anybody. There was a tall girl and we did ball up and I had to jump up just to get to her normal size. So of course she always got the ball and that’s how we lost. So at the end I was giving hi fives until we went into the parking lot, so then I told the coach about the tackling problem but he just ignored me.


  1. Lord Bogan says

    Got to watch out for those tall girls, Kadin. They can be a menace. Great to see girls participating in footy and all sports that were mostly the domain of the boys. Well done mate and welcome to Australia.

  2. Kadin Holloway says

    Thank you for your comment .

  3. I felt like I was out there with you, Kadin, after reading your excellent report. I hope to see more of your writing on the site.

  4. John Harms says

    Kadin, life’s like that sometimes. Thanks for your terrific report. I hope you keep getting a kick.

  5. Andrew Starkie says

    Great stuff, Kadin. Love your report.

  6. Congratulations Kadin, what a wonderful chance you had to play on the big stage with a great crowd watching.

    Sometimes heh decisions don’t go your way, but I bet you remember playing this game for ages.

    Watch out for tall girls too.

    Great article Kadin


  7. Damien Holloway says

    Well done mate!
    Looking forward to having kick with you when I’m back on holidays.
    Uncle Damo.

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