Breath of fresh air for Bay Power's new Victorian
MICHAEL Walsh is hopeful his stint in Bay Power's engine room will be one that is short-lived.
The Victorian joined the Power in February, and has played the side's sole QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast fixture in the centre.
It's where he will most likely stay as he adapts to Queensland's heat, before what he hopes is a move to his favoured forward line.
"I think I'm a small forward but I've been playing in the guts,” he said.
Walsh relocated from the small country Victorian town Kyabram, located in the heart of the Goulburn River Valley about 200km north of Melbourne.
"It's a bit of a seachange,” Walsh said. "I've got some family up here.
"I got here in early February and started work straight away.”
The personal trainer has little direct connection to one of the biggest rivalries in Hervey Bay sport, but the 26-year-old will get his first taste of it this afternoon.
"It's probably going to be a tough hit-out,” he said.
Walsh has adapted well to the pace of the game in the competition, which he said was similar to the standard of his former club, and said he believed the Power could feature deep into the finals.
"(The first round) was good, nobody really knew what to expect,” Walsh said.
"From all reports we should go all right.
"We made the grand final last year and we've added a few more guys to that side.”