AFTER seven years of hard training and games on the Gold Coast, former Killarney junior Jason Bradfield has debuted for Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup competition.
He played in the Burleigh 22-4 loss to second-placed team Redcliffe at Dolphin Oval on Sunday.
Bradfield, who works as an electrician, has played the past seven seasons in the Gold Coast or FOGS Cup competitions.
He played in a Burleigh side which went down in a FOGS Cup grand final in the last year before the club withdrew from FOGS and concentrated on Queensland Cup footy and the Gold Coast club competition.
Bradfield came off the bench on Sunday midway through the first half and played the first 20 minutes of the second half at prop.
"I was happy with my game, I don't think I have tackled that much all year," Bradfield said.
"It was the fastest game I have played in for a while. The coach told me I went well and I would love another chance in Queensland Cup."
Bradfield remembers his first games as a junior with Eastern Suburbs at the age of four or five.
He played senior football with Warwick and Wattles and represented Queensland at under-19 level before linking with Burleigh.
His parents, John and Debbie Bradfield, have been great supporters of his career and were at Redcliffe on Sunday.
"When I was growing up, Grandma (Lorna Bradfield) was at every game I played," Bradfield said.
"She was at the Cowboys on Saturday night to watch my brothers play, Joel in the U18 grade and Jarred in reserve grade."
He was at the Cowboys games on Saturday night.