Le Fanu Debut
- Monday, 24 June 2013
Charlie Le Fanu says he was stoked to make his WAFL debut but disappointed with his side’s second half fade out against West Perth on Saturday.
The 19-year-old, who grew up on a station near Kalgoorlie, gathered thirteen disposals as a part of Subiaco’s backline in their one point loss to the Falcons at Arena Joondalup.
“It was pretty quick, when you get the ball the pressure was stepped right up but the boys all helped me out so that was good.” Le Fanu said.
The Hale product was named as an emergency and was about to head to Arena Joondalup to line up in the reserves game before senior coach Jarrad Schofield called to tell him defender Joey Daye hadn’t recovered in time from an ankle injury.
“He told me on Friday night, if Joey wasn’t right I’ll be calling you in the morning to tell you you’re playing, and then on Saturday I had my bag on and was about to go to the reserves game and he called me.” Le Fanu Said
“It was good the way it happened because I didn’t have all night before the game to stew over it, so I was just more excited than anything, a few nerves as it got closer to bounce down but I wasn’t too nervous.”
Le Fanu played 37 colts games, 20 of those under Schofield in 2011, before making his transition to senior football this season and says the Port Adelaide premiership player has added a few things to his coaching repertoire.
“As a colts coach you might find him a bit more relaxed because the guys were younger so you have to be careful with how you approach it but in terms of the finer things, he’s got a lot tougher on those, which is a good thing because it makes you play a full game and watch every aspect instead of just the bigger things.” Le Fanu said.