Warrnambool’s Mitch Bidmade is constantly trying to improve his game.
The Blues utility, who was named to start on the wing in Ben van de Camp’s Hampden under 18 interleague side on Thursday night, has desires to improve his game and continue his strong development as a promising senior footballer.
“I've been trying to improve my ability to burst out of packs and use my burst of speed to break clear and break a game open,” the 17-year-old said.
“I've also been trying to get some composure into my game, as I tend to release the ball a bit too quickly. I’d like to be able to hold onto it a bit more and make sure I find a teammate on the outside.”
Bidmade has plenty of experience at high levels of the game. He has played two matches for the Greater Western Victoria Rebels this season and made his debut for the Blues as a 16-year-old, accumulating 14 games in Warrnambool’s top side since 2016.
It won’t be the first time that Bidmade will pull on the Bottle Green jumper and represent club and league. He was part of the under 14 squad in 2014 and the under 16 white team in 2016.
Bidmade, who is currently studying year 12 at Warrnambool College, said he was excited to have another crack at representative football.
“I’m keen to get into the game,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to getting out there and playing with my mates from the different Hampden league clubs.”
The Bottle Greens take on Bendigo Football Netball League at Reid Oval from 11.30am on Saturday.