This article was written by RTE Sport writer Paul Wilson and was based on an interview with Louisville Slugger Meta.
The 20-year-old, who was voted the best prospect in the 2018 Horseshoe Bully Draft, is set to begin his professional career at the St Kilda Football Club.
Meta, who is part of the VFL club’s academy, is currently at St Kildas training base in Wollongong, and is hoping to make his debut for St KIL as a second-year player this season.
Meta is an important cog in St Kileas midfield, which is set for a major overhaul.
Head Coach Kevin Walters said it was important for the club to add depth to the team.
“It’s important that we keep it as close to the club’s strength as possible.
It’s important to me that we’ve got a mix of players who can step in at different times,” Walters said.”
We’ve got young guys who are playing really well, and also players who are young guys playing well, but they’ve got to step up.”
In my view, I think we’re well positioned to take a step in that direction.
“I think the next year or two, we’re going to see a lot more of those young players playing in that midfield.”
They’ve got their feet firmly on the ground and they can contribute to our team’s success.
“Meta was named the best young player in the Horsheys Horshawn Bully draft, with a majority of votes going to his father, former St Kiles player Ryan.
He said the support he has been getting from the community has been immense, and he was delighted to be selected for StKildas.”
“We’ve had a lot of support, it’s really important that St Killeas fans know that we’re very deserving.””
Meta’s father Ryan is currently with the St James Park club.”
We’ve had a lot of support, it’s really important that St Killeas fans know that we’re very deserving.”
Meta’s father Ryan is currently with the St James Park club.
Ryan said he had spoken to his son over the phone this morning and they had a good chat.
“He’s obviously got some things to do in the off-season, he’s got a lot to do,” Ryan said.
Ryan’s experience with the AFL and St Kila Football Club gave him an insight into the club, and his son was thrilled to have that opportunity to make a mark at StKileas.
“Obviously I’m very excited for him to come into St Kames football club,” Ryan explained.
“I know that I can’t get enough of his work ethic.”
As a young boy he was a ball player in St Kitts.
I was playing with him a lot, he was really competitive.
“He’s got the right stuff to be successful in St Katherine.
I’m so excited for his future.”