Blakely beginning to blossom
Round 11 NAB Rising Star Connor Blakely says he is still adjusting to playing in the AFL.
The 20-year-old Swan Districts Bunbury product earned the nomination on the back of 25 disposals, seven tackles and four clearances.
It was Blakely’s seventh AFL game and his first win in a Fremantle jumper.
When asked about how was settling in to playing at the top level Blakely said he was adapting.
‘(I’m) not really comfortable, but I think you don’t really think about the crowd as much anymore and you don’t think about all the external sources,’ he said.
‘You’re just playing another footy game like you did in juniors.’