Wallace recalls his own Sier-like story

SEN - Thu, 15th Aug 2019 - 0 Comments

Amid the news that Brayden Sier played local basketball under the name ‘Phill Inn’, former Bulldogs coach Terry Wallace has shared his own story of mixing sports.

Speaking on SEN Afternoons, Wallace spoke of the day he played a basketball tournament in the morning before playing for Hawthorn that afternoon.

“As a 19, maybe 20-year-old, I was big into my basketball,” Wallace said.

“Played in a tournament on the Saturday morning; was absolutely lathered in sweat, jumped in the shower and drove to the Whitten Oval and played for the Hawks on the same day.”

The three-time premiership Hawk went on to sympathise somewhat with Sier’s situation but maintained that it was a decision made with poor judgement, especially while out injured.

“Imagine having to ring up like if you’ve done an ankle or a knee?” Wallace added.

“That’s what you just do when you’re 19 or 20.

“Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb and as a coach I’d have kicked him (Sier) up the bum, but it happens.”

__Listen to Terry Wallace's chat on SEN Afternoons in the player below: