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Twelve Questions - Colbie Frankland

Nickname: Colbs

First Year of Footy: 2014

Current Team: Yankalilla (GSFLW)

Favourite Playing Position: Half Back

Playing Number: Not Confirmed Yet


What is your favourite way to spend an off-day?

Either at the gym or watching movies with my partner.

What is your favourite oval to play on and why?

I don’t really have a favourite but if I had to choose one it would probably be South Adelaide’s ground. It’s such a big, spacious oval to have the opportunity to run and carry the ball and has a great atmosphere with the seated stadium. It’s also one of my favourites because I debuted my SANFL career on that oval.

What was it that motivated you to play footy?

I previously played netball for 11 years before starting footy and wanted a change of sport as I wasn’t enjoying netball anymore. I then got asked to play a nine aside comp for Woodville South for about eight weeks which I really enjoyed and wanted to continue pursuing the sport. I then went to play for South Adelaide in the under 16s development squad which made me love it even more to the point I registered with Christies Beach and that’s where my senior career began.

How would you describe your own footballing journey?

Definitely a roller coaster journey. Over my nearly seven year career, I’ve played in three different leagues, played every position on the field, had the opportunity to co-captain a team at a young age, had many injuries and met some amazing people and been coached by, in my opinion, some of the best coaches ever who helped me achieve my goals and pushed me to succeed at high levels

What has been your favourite footballing experience and why?

Being given the opportunity to play SANFL. I never thought I would be given an opportunity like that so I am very grateful I got to experience that, especially at the age of 19. My experience and knowledge of the game grew so much and I got to play alongside and against some of the best players in the league.

Who is your sporting/footy role model and why?

Definitely hands down has to be Alana Browne and Michelle O’Brien. I met Alana and Michelle at Christies where Alana captained the senior team and was a great mentor for younger players and Michelle coached the senior team. Alana and Michelle have both helped me for such a long time with my skills and confidence with footy.

They both spent a huge amount of time with me before and after trainings helping me perfect my technique, improving my skills and teaching me everything they knew. I seriously cannot thank them enough for their endless amount of help and support throughout my career. They were two of the most influential people in my life and never stopped believing in me and my abilities which got me to where I am today

What would you say is your most favourite and least favourite thing about footy?

My most favourite thing about footy is being able to meet so many new people and the connections you make. There are so many memories that are created through footy with your teammates that you will never forget. There are people I met through footy who are some of my closest friends now so it is amazing for the social aspect as well as competitive. You always know how to push each other and motivate each other to do well. My least favourite thing about footy has to be all the fitness training in pre season. That stuff sucks so much I hate it, even though it will only benefit you further in the season. I also hate playing in weather that is 30+ degrees. Me and hot weather do not get along well at all. I also am not a fan of morning games as my teammates found at last season. Was probably the most grumpiest person ever

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