After his first domestic trip to play football, Josh Corbett is buzzing.
The 23-year-old mature recruit played his second AFL game at Optus Stadium on Saturday night in front of a 50,000-strong crowd.
Speaking to SUNS Media, Corbett said the last two weeks have been surreal and he’s enjoyed sharing it with his teammates.
“I’ve never travelled before for football like that so to go over to Perth was an amazing experience and something that I’ll never forget,” Corbett said.
“The boys really calmed me down and just allowed me to go and play my best football so it was really pleasing.
“They’ve been a huge part of it all.”
Corbett is yet to experience a win in SUNS colours, but says if the team can replicate their second half against West Coast for four quarters, the four points won’t be far away.
“Obviously both results have been a bit disappointing, we didn’t get the win like we were hoping to but the game on the weekend was a game of two halves,” he said.
“The second half we provided a pretty strong contest and came home nice and strong.
“If we can play a four-quarter effort like that for hopefully the rest of the season we’ll be in games for a lot longer.”
Corbett’s contested marking has been a hallmark of his game.
It was the reason he was plucked from obscurity to join the SUNS last year and was a feature of his game which stood out on Saturday night.
“It’s something I really rate in myself and something I find as a strong point,” Corbett said on the skill.
“I’ve been doing a fair bit of work out on the track to make sure that it’s something that I can continue to showcase and yeah hopefully get more opportunities in the future to show off that.”
Corbett will be hoping to add to his two games this weekend when the SUNS take on Melbourne at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The spring-heeled forward loved debuting in a home match and wants to put in a good performance for the SUNS members and fans, particularly the youngest generation.
“I remember when I was that young going to the football and how excited you were going to watch.
“The stadium is amazing, the amount of noise it can create for however many people are there is really exciting.
“Hopefully we can get off to a good start and yeah it will be a great game I’m sure.”