THEY say a change is as good as a holiday, and Terang Mortlake recruit Sam Holloway tends to agree.
The 28-year-old joined the Bloods at the start of the year, after four years at Cobden. So far he is enjoying his time at the club, despite its winless start to the season.
The onballer said one of the deciding factors in his move was his girlfriend, Renae Meade, who plays in the Bloods’ A grade netball side.
“Renae has been at Terang for a long time and her family are heavily involved in the club,” Holloway said.
“There wasn’t too much pressure from them to make the move. It was something that I decided because it would make life a little bit easier.
“It’s been good so far. I’ve been to a few of the club’s past functions with Renae so I knew a few of the boys, which made it a bit easier. I’m really enjoying it at the moment. It’s a good change. It’s been a good fit for me.”
Holloway said the fact that the Bloods had Shane Threlfall at the helm was also a deciding factor.
“Shane is a highly respected coach, so having him there was another deciding factor,” he said.
Holloway started his football career at the Warrnambool football club, playing juniors before graduating to the reserves, where he played in a premiership.
He also notched up 60 senior games with the Blues, before moving to Cobden four years ago.
He said he wasn’t too concerned with the Bloods’ winless start to the season, insisting they were unlucky to be beaten in their first three matches.
“Our game against Cobden was fairly even. Camperdown got the jump on us early and last week (against Warrnambool) we played really well,” he said.
“There’s a few new guys in the side, so we just have to work on gelling together.”
Holloway said the Bloods were well positioned heading into today’s Super Saturday clash with Koroit at Terang Recreation Reserve.
“There are no issues about how hard the boys are going for the ball. We just need to work on kicking into the forward line this week,” he said.
Holloway is looking forward to watching Kolora-Noorat take on Panmure before the Bloods take to the field.
“I think (Super Saturday) is a great idea. It should be good,” he said.
“Apparently they get a pretty big crowd, which will be a bit different to play in front of.”