The Sydney Swans VFL 21-point victory over Sandringham Zebras in Round 15 featured a household name amongst red and white fans, with son of club champion Brett Kirk, Indhi making his VFL debut.

The 17 year old admits the faster paced environment had its challenges, but says playing alongside some experienced players helped him adapt to the speed.

“It was awesome, I got a few kicks, it was really fun and I enjoyed it,” said Kirk.

“It was a lot faster. I didn’t feel like I couldn’t adapt to the speed though. The coaches told me to just go out there and have a crack, it’s my first game and it’s an awesome opportunity.

“Players like Ronke (Ben Ronke), Wicksy (Sam Wicks), Joel (Amartey) all helped me while I was out there, it was really fun.”

The forward/midfielder admits whilst it was just a small taste of senior footy, it was a huge step forward in his development as an AFL player.

“I don’t think I did that well last year in the Academy, so I really wanted to put my best foot forward this year, and I’ve been training really hard.

“I played in the NAB League this year, made the Allies squad and been playing local footy with the prems’ (premier division) at UNSW.”

Kirk has seen first-hand what it takes to play at the top level through watching father Brett, and is lapping up every piece of advice along his journey. 

“The work rate to make it to this level is huge, hopefully I can make it one day.

“I love Dad, he gives me great advice, gives me a bit of tough love, it’s awesome”