Norwood FC youngster Chris Olsson says he wants to be a regular on Jarrod Cotton’s team sheet after having a taste of League Football in 2018.
Olsson made his League debut in Round 13 against North Adelaide and hasn’t looked back since. Olsson featured in six games last year including Norwood’s elimination final defeat to Centrals.
Looking into Season 2018, Olsson aims to cement a regular spot in Norwood’s starting 22, but admits he will have to work hard with Norwood’s competition for places.
“My goal this year is to play a full year of League football,” said Olsson.
“I had a taste of League Football last year and I simply just want more.
“What is great about our squad is that the senior players are always there to help and guide you whenever you need.
“A lot of the older players are ex – AFL players or have played over 100 League games.
“As a young player, you just want to keep on getting tips from them and try to learn as much as possible so you can implement that into your own game.”
The 19-year old starred for Norwood in the first ever edition of Australian Unity Fast Footy. Olsson’s ability to shut down opposition players with manic defensive pressure as well as sustain a high work rate throughout each match showed encouraging signs.
“Those attributes of work rate and defensive pressure are really what I want to base my game around in the future,” Olsson explained.
“As a small forward I base my game around players like Eddie Betts and Cyril Rioli.
“Those players kick goals, but they’re defensive pressure and work rate is second to none also.
“Hopefully though this year I can continue to improve and implement what I have learnt so far in the pre-season into League games starting with Sturt in Round 1.”