Letter to my younger self is back this year, as we honour the 2018 draft class. The Eagles’ Eric Mackenzie played 147 games across 12 seasons, and he wants to let his younger self know that his career will be defined depending on which pair of glasses he looks through.
You have two options…
You will never win a premiership or play in a Grand Final
You will miss multiple seasons through injury
You will have 14 surgeries
You may never run again after your career
You will win a wooden spoon
You will miss out on life membership.
You will win a best and fairest and also finish runner up
You will captain your team
You will make multiple All-Australian squads
You will play 147 games
You will win the Players’ Trademark Award
You will kick a game-winning goal and save a game-winning point
You will make friends for life.
The choice is yours but the outcome is the same, it just depends which glasses you are looking through.
Either way, enjoy the journey.