FORMER Nhill footballer Grant McLeod made his debut for South Fremantle Football Club's Colts side on Saturday.
McLeod, 17, played nine games for the Tigers' senior side last year before moving to Western Australia to chase his dream of playing football at the highest level in December.
The winger was named in the best players - collecting 18 disposals and kicking a goal - as the Bulldogs' Colts side defeated Subiaco by 41 points at Medibank Stadium.
McLeod - who is living with his brother and also going to school in Fremantle - said he had relished the experience at South Fremantle so far.
"It's been really good it's a great opportunity, school's good, the footy club is great and the weather's good," he said.
"It's very professional, you've got back, midfield and forward coaches and a fitness coach.
"The coaches are really good I can tell already my footy skills in general have improved."
McLeod said starting the season with a win had been ideal. "I was pretty nervous leading into the start of the game," he said.
"It was pretty hot and pretty tough.
"We were 10 points down at half time and bounced back."
McLeod said his goal this season was to cement his spot in the Colts side the Western Australian equivalent of the TAC Cup.
The Bulldogs next outing is against Perth at Fremantle Oval on Saturday.