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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