Ryan Schoenmakers said he never considered leaving the Hawthorn Hawks last season because he wants to win a premiership with the AFL club. Many fans and insiders believed Schoenmakers would leave the Hawks after they signed free agent James Frawley from the Melbourne Demons. It looked like Schoenmakers may be headed for the Adelaide Crows after he was dropped for the finals in favour of Matt Spangher. For all the latest footy news be sure to visit the CrownBet AFL Info page.
Adelaide was in search of some tall defenders, but the 195-cencimetre tall swingman recently told the media he wanted to stay with Hawthorn and fight for his spot. The 24-year-old said he wasn’t expecting the trade talk in the media, but he loves playing with the Hawks and there’s nowhere else he’d rather be. He remarked,
I missed out on the last couple of premierships, so I really want to redeem myself and join my mates in some of that glory.
Schoenmakers played on the losing side in the 2012 Grand Final and missed a chance at redemption the next year as he was sidelined due to knee reconstruction surgery. When it looked like he may have a chance to play last season, he was dropped before the qualifying final victory over the Geelong Cats after appearing in 15 regular-season matches. However he understands that disappointments are also a part of the game.
“There’s obviously going to be people in a team like this that miss out and opportunities don’t go their way, so there’s always going to be that hunger and that extra drive for a few people and then obviously the team as a whole,” he stated. Frawley realized the Hawks had a good shot at a flag and that’s why he joined from Melbourne. With Frawley in the side, Schoenmakers felt his best option with the Hawks may be to play in the attack. Don’t forget to look over the CrownBet AFL Info site on a regular basis.
Attacking is nothing new to Schoenmakers as he played there as a junior and trained for the position during the preseason. He actually believes the addition of Frawley has been a blessing in disguise as he’s been able to stay up front. The former 16th-overall draft pick who made his debut in 2009 added that he’s having a great time being a swingman and is happy to help out wherever he’s needed. Schoenmakers has been used in the Hawks’ attack in recent games and has now made nine appearances on the season and has eight goals to his name. Fans and bettors can look over the latest odds and markets by heading to the CrownBet AFL Info site each week.
Even though the Hawks are quite healthy at the moment and there’s a lot of competition for roster spots, Schoenmakers claimed that he’s not worried about what could happen once the finals come around. He also said he’s not concerned about his contract status at the moment when reminded that it runs out at the end of the season. Schoenmakers remarked that he’s just focusing on trying to play good football and help Hawthorn to reach another Grand Final. Be sure to keep up up date with the latest CrownBet AFL Info by visiting their site.