JAMAINE Jones joined the AFL’s ‘first kick, first goal’ club on Saturday night. Geelong players swamped the Portland and Heywood product after his first-quarter snap against Carlton at GMHBA Stadium.
The debutant finished with eight disposals in the Cats’ 28-point win.
“It’s amazing that my first goal was my first kick and I got the first goal of the game,” he told Geelong Cats’ website post game.
“It was an awesome feeling to be out there.”
Jones’ proud mum Sue Lovett, who fostered him aged 10, presented him with his first guernsey.
“It’s a night I won’t forget. It’s amazing they all come down and support me,” he said.
Lovett said the enormity of Jones’ achievement was still sinking in.
“It’s been amazing. It’s been a really whirlwind of a week,” she said.
“I’m just so proud of him with what he’s achieved and tonight was what he’s worked his way towards and he’s done it.
“We couldn’t be any prouder. We’re just so happy we could be here to see him kick his first goal and presenting him with his jumper was magical.”