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Houlahan's pre-season focus

Natalie MacGregor  December 1, 2017 4:23 PM

BTV: Jordan Houlahan Interview We spoke to Jordan Houlahan to see how he's settled in to the club.

Draftee, Jordan Houlahan, will focus on his endurance and increasing muscle mass throughout Essendon’s 2018 pre-season.

The 18 year old was selected by the Bombers in last week’s 2017 NAB AFL Draft with pick 49.

Two days later, the South Australian was on a plane to Melbourne to join his teammates at training. Less than a week in, he was put to the test in a 2km time trial.

“It’s been a good first week, there are a lot of names and things to learn but I’ve taken it in my stride and it’s been really good,” Houlahan said.

“It was a really good time trial. I struggle a little bit with the running side so that is one area for improvement. All the boys did alright in it so that was good.

“In the preseason I will need to put on a little bit of size and focus on my running.”

Houlahan said Essendon had fulfilled his lifetime wish when his name was read out on Draft night.  

“Last Friday I was at a family friend’s house, we had most of my family there and a couple of friends. It was a pretty exciting night,” Houlahan said.

“I was so excited to get on an AFL list, you grow up wanting to play football so it’s a dream come true.”