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Frase McInnes talks State Football.

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 9:15 AM

What does it mean to you to be selected to represent WA? 

Its a big honour, something I'm proud of achieving and getting the opportunity. Set myself at the start of the year to try and achieve it and now to be able to pull on the jumper Sunday will be really exciting.


Named Co-Vice Captian, must be a huge honour. Something you're proud of?

It's nice of the coaches and staff to see value in your leadership qualities, hopefully I can help lead our forward line.  Juppy and I played our juniors together at South Perth JFC so to both be vice captains of the state side 10+ years later is neat.


Yourself and Corey Byrne named in the 26 man squad. How have you seen Corey's start to the year?

He's started off the season where he finished last year as our 2021 Butcher Medallist, working hard to improve his running capacity over the pre-season and has been one of our stronger contributors leading the midfield group. I hope he can get the nod in the final 22, he'd be very deserving and has done all he can.


How have you seen the start to your year personally?

I feel like I'm in good touch through pre-season games and early in the season, playing my role trying to help us win,  maintaining that it is the key. I think we've got a good froward mix and enjoying fitting in with the boys down there.


What are you hoping to get out of the State Game? 

A win for WA. Hopefully we can bounce back off last year's performance and put out a good showing. Just really looking forward to the day of playing at Optus and the experience overall.


Anyone you’re excited to be playing along side? 

Keegan Knott is a really exciting player with a lot of tricks who I'm looking forward to playing with and it's great for other guys who have been strong contributors in the competition like Jesse Turner from Swans to get an opportunity to represent the state.