FROM VFL to AFL, and now ANZAC Day Eve.
It’s been an exciting transformation for Marty Hore who has played three games of senior football and is beginning to feel at home on the MCG.
“I think I’m getting more confident with every game I play,” Hore told Melbourne Media.
“I’m getting back to the footy I was playing last year which has been good.
“Chappy (Troy Chaplin) has been really good for my game as the backline coach and I’m starting to back myself in a bit more.”
Hore has played an important role for the Demons over the past two weeks, averaging 11 marks in defence since being a late inclusion against the Swans.
On Wednesday night, he will get the chance to play on one of the biggest stages in footy as Melbourne faces Richmond in a blockbuster ANZAC clash.
With a huge crowd expected, the 23-year-old can’t wait to get out on the field and play in the biggest game of his career.
“I’ve been looking forward to it for a while,” Hore said.
“I was hoping I would get the chance to play. It’ll be a big crowd and good atmosphere so I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
The cool, calm character doesn’t get too fazed by the hype and pressure of AFL, which should hold him in good stead for the Round 6 game.
“I don’t think I’ll get too over worked or anything, I’m just really looking forward to it,” Hore said.
“The build-up will be great – lining up and listening to the National Anthem, that’ll all be good.”
Aside from the excitement of the occasion, the clash with the Tigers is a crucial one for Melbourne as it sits 17th on the ladder with just one win so far in 2019.
With plenty on the line, Hore is ready to come up against one of the premier sides in the competition.
“I reckon it’ll be one of the biggest games so getting an opportunity to play in it will be really good,” he said.
“It’ll be a good challenge against Richmond so hopefully the boys come to play, and we put our best foot forward.”