First recreation Hawk launches a full-scale up your again HANGER in full scenes in Tasmania as Hawthorn maintain a slender lead in AFL match towards the Gold Coast Suns
- Jai Serong is the brother of Fremantle Docker’s participant Caleb Serong
- He earned his first grade debut with Hawthorn towards the Gold Coast Suns
- It comes after a robust season within the VFL with Box Hill that earned him his shot
- Now Serong has had a debut to recollect, together with a spectacular hanger
It might need been his first recreation within the AFL, however Hawks debutant Jai Serong is already displaying he will likely be no shrinking violet at this stage.
The Hawthorn first-gamer confirmed nerves of metal in Launceston towards the Gold Coast Suns – together with a hanger that be a very memorable spotlight.
In the third quarter, with the sport within the stability, Serong launched himself up the again of Suns defender Caleb Graham to take the large mark.
He did not take a second to pat himself on the again both, instantly shifting the ball inside 50 to offer his staff a shot at scoring.
The Hawks might have unleashed an actual star of the long run in Serong, who stated earlier this week that studying he would debut had been an emotional expertise.
Serong takes a spectacular mark through the AFL Round 21 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Gold Coast Suns at UTAS Stadium in Launceston
‘To be trustworthy my feelings are a little bit of a blur in the mean time,’ he stated.
‘Mitch Lewis acquired up the entrance and stated just a few phrases and my brother [Caleb who plays for Fremantle] despatched me a message, stated just a few good phrases.
‘It was actually touching. He’s clearly been an enormous mentor in my life.
‘I practically teared up watching it.’
Serong has impressed for Box Hill within the VFL throughout 13 video games this season, averaging 11.9 disposals and three.7 marks per recreation, together with 9 objectives.
In Box Hill’s most up-to-date recreation he recorded a private finest haul of 21 disposals.
Head of Football Rob McCartney stated he was thrilled for Serong to get his likelihood within the senior aspect.
‘Jai has proven nice laborious work and dedication since arriving on the membership late final yr,’ McCartney stated.
Serong poses together with his household after jersey his presentation through the spherical 21 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Gold Coast Suns at University of Tasmania Stadium
‘He has an eagerness to study and a strongly aggressive nature, which have been on show all through his first season on the membership.
‘We’ve been actually happy with Jai’s growth to this point this yr, and we’re excited for him to play his function on Saturday.
‘This additionally rounds out a formidable milestone for the membership, with all 4 of our 2021 nationwide draftees having earned senior choice of their first yr on the high stage.’