Sheed stars for Subi
- Thursday, 02 June 2016
Subiaco’s Dominic Sheed was present for a Channel 7 WAFL promotion alongside a host of his West Coast team-mates at Domain Stadium on Tuesday.
Sheed, Nic Natanui, Brad Shepheard, Jeremy McGovern and Dean Cox donned their WAFL club colours and the young midfielder updated us on his return from injury for the Eagles.
“The pectoral injury has come along really well and has healed completely i’m just waiting on my knee now. I’ll hopefully be two or three weeks away from playing again.” said Sheed.
The inside midfielder had a brilliant season in 2015, finishing third in the NAB AFL Rising Star. Sheed played 23 games averaging 19 disposals and kicking 10 goals.
The 21-year-old was a part of the Eagles Grand Final losing side and after being dealt the biggest injury of his short career; Sheed now looks forward to the challenge of earning back his spot in the best 22.
“We’ve got a reasonably healthy list at the moment and it’s going to be tough breaking back into the side. I’m just focused on getting back on the park and getting my match fitness up. We’ll see what happens from there.” said Sheed
Dom Sheed playing league for Subiaco in 2013.
Originally from the Mines Rovers Football Club in the Goldfields, Sheed was a highly rated player as a junior, emphasised with the Larke Medal at the 2013 State Nationals and a first round selection by the West Coast in the AFL Draft.
As someone who has been through the process, Sheed had some advice for the next wave of Subiaco hopefuls facing the same path.
“There’s a lot of ups and downs in the process and it can be a bit overwhelming at times but I would recommend just riding the roller coaster and trying to enjoy yourself along the way. It all flies by pretty quickly, so the key is to enjoy it.” added Sheed
In regards to WAFL allegiance it’s difficult for Sheed to maintain ties with Subiaco due to the East Perth alignment. But the young gun continues to follow the form of the team and maintains contact.
“Subiaco had a very good win on the weekend against East Perth and the team is looking solid. I try keep up to date with the Lions as much as possible as I’ve still got a lot of friends at the club.”
“I get chirps from Hayden Kennedy regularly because we come from the same hometown. Hopefully his shoulder reconstruction goes goes smoothly and we can both get back to playing football in the near future.” added Sheed
Expect to see Sheed flying the Subi flag on Channel 7 soon.