Barlow deserving of medal
THE INCREDIBLE start to Michael Barlow’s AFL career, which now includes a Ross Glendinning Medal after just six games, is reward for his hard work and humble approach to the game, according to teammate Paul Duffield.
Barlow, 22, a mature-age recruit from VFL club Werribee, had 25 possessions, five clearances and five inside 50s in Fremantle’s 38-point win on Sunday.
He was a unanimous choice for the Ross Glendinning Medal in the 31st western derby and thoroughly deserving, Duffield said.
“He’s had a fantastic start to the year,” Duffield said. “He’s a really likeable guy and he’s a hard worker and does all the right things.
“He’s really humble with what he’s trying to do. He’s just trying to fill his role and play for the team (and) he’s getting rewards for it.”
Barlow said he had loved every minute of his introduction to AFL football.
“The Fremantle Football Club’s been so good to me (and) I’ve been able to play all six game so far,” he said after accepting his medal.