THE vast expanses of south-west grounds are benefiting Judah Dundon.
The hard-running wingman is relishing the wide-open space of Hampden league grounds after a stint on smaller ovals in Melbourne's west.
Dundon, a former Western Jet who signed at Camperdown this past November, said he was enjoying his time in country footy.
"In my time in the Western Region league, I found the grounds to be quite small," he said.
"Coming to the Hampden league, I've really enjoyed playing on bigger grounds. I've found it to be a really high-quality standard.
I've really enjoyed playing on bigger grounds.- Judah Dundon
"I was recruited as a wingman and I've been playing the majority of my time out there. I think one of my biggest strengths is my ability to use my left foot. I think I've been able to bring that to the table, foot skills, and I think that's why it's good to get some space on the wing."
Dundon was coaxed to Leura Oval through a friendship with former co-coach Jack Williams and defender Jason Robinson.
"I met them when we were playing at Werribee. We went on an overseas trip together in 2018 and got pretty close through that," he said.
"I had a chat to Jack which was pretty low key and he said 'why don't you come play at Camperdown?'.
"I had a chat to Nev (Swayn) and once I did I felt like it was the sort of place I wanted to be. I had further chats with (president) 'Spook' Sinnott as well as a couple of others and I felt pretty welcomed straight away."
The 23-year-old, who was considered an AFL draft prospect as a teenager, said fifth-placed Camperdown was travelling well but needed to sharpen its efficiency.
"We've been creating a lot of goalscoring chances but the execution has been a little bit of an issue," Dundon said.
"It's hard to put a finger on why that has been the case. We're definitely working on it and we also want to maintain our ability to run out games.
"I think every game barring the Koroit game, we've been in it for the four quarters. Even just with this two week block, we've hopefully been able to get some kilometres in the legs and keep trying to run out games.
"That, and making the most of our chances (is where we can keep improving."
Dundon said the Magpies were disappointed they hadn't had the chance to respond from their 87-point defeat to Koroit due to Victoria's coronavirus-enforced lockdown.
"It was a good test and a chance to see where we're at but we know we've got a lot of work to do," he said.
"We want to be able to redeem ourselves later on in the season."
Camperdown is scheduled to play Hamilton Kangaroos if games go ahead on Saturday.
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