First Game Done and Dusted for Glass

Hawthorn Football Club’s Irish recruit Conor Glass played his first game of AFL football for the Box Hill Hawks Development team yesterday in their win against Frankston.

By the second quarter, Glass had worked himself into the game and was impactful off the halfback line. spoke to Glass after the match yesterday about how he went in his first game.

“The main message to me was to just go out there and have fun and I did. It felt good to get a win the first game.”

“It was a bit different. The tempo and speed of the game was fine, it was more reading the ball that was more of a challenge, especially down in the backline. But I really enjoyed it.”

Glass’ teammates proved supportive in his first outing, giving him plenty of help and encouragement when needed.

“The boys were giving me a lot of direction out there but anything I did, even a simple handball, they were getting around me so it was good to be out there with them. It was good fun.”

When reflecting on his own game, Glass was happy with his first day out as a Hawk but knows that there is a lot of work to be done.

“I thought my one-on-one contests were quite good but I would like to get up the field a bit more and position myself better. I also want to work on my offence a bit more which would probably be the main thing.”

“For me it was just about getting a couple of touches and hitting my targets, especially with my kicks and handballs. I think I could do a lot better but I’m just glad to get the first game out of the way.”

After a positive first game, Glass’ progress as a Hawk is sure to be followed by many.

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