In the final day of the pool matches we found ourselves up against the number 1 team in the world, The Netherlands. We were all excited, and maybe a tad nervous, in preparation for the match. Torrential rain started during the bus ride to the game and we all got soaked walking into the stadium. Not a good start! At the start of the match we shook hands and exchanged gifts. We received nothing from them even though we gave them some awesome boomerang and kangaroo keyrings. I might ask my opponent for his back on the last night. It’s the least he could do after all those goals I let him score.Despite going down 30-10 it was a match we were able to learn a lot from and there were many positives to help us continue to grow as a team.


So at the end of the pool matches we have finished 3rd in our pool, which is exactly where we wanted to be. This means that tomorrow we play Poland in a crossover final. The Polish crowd is very loud so it should be a really fun experience.


We had a bit of a scare this afternoon when Josh Berney found himself feeling quite ill. But all is well as it turned out just to be a slight overdose of his athletes diet, Skittles and Cheetos.


Some of the players went to the stadium after dinner to watch the thriller between Germany and England. Germany won by 1 goal giving them a guaranteed top 4 spot. I had my first ever interview after our match and I think it went pretty well for a first timer. I don’t know why all the AFL draftees give such terrible ones.


So for now it’s lots of rest and recovery in preparation for tomorrows important game.


Up and Adam!!

To stay up to date with everything happening with the National Team while they’re on tour, keep checking out our National Team hub. Its the one-stop-shop for all match info, news releases, and the all-new Players Diary, with updates as soon as they come to hand.