Tony Godden - Class of 1989
Subiaco Player Tony Godden
Chats with Reporters Scott McPhee and Brad McCallum
|It was a bright, sunny morning when Scott McPhee and Brad McCallum were kicking the football around in the park next door. They were waiting for a very important person to arrive at their front door for an interview. That important person was none other than Tony Godden, a player for the Fremantle Dockers. Tony went to Carine for his entire high school career and thoroughly enjoyed his experiences. Then Tony arrived in his car. We introduced ourselves and went inside for the interview.
In which years were you a student at Carine?I was a student at Carine during the whole of my high school education. I started in Year 8, 1984, and graduated in 1989.
What subjects did you like and dislike the most?I enjoyed Phys Ed, Human Biology, Accounting, and Maths. My worst subject was English, probably because I wasn't too crash hot at it.
|What memories do you have of Carine?
Probably just all my friends. You meet many good friends during your high school time, and I've got the friends who I keep in touch with. Yes, I remember a lot of good times.
Were present footballers Guy McKenna and Mitchell White at Carine Senior High School whilst you were there?
During your teenage years, what was your attitude towards school and football?
What steps have you taken in your football career?
|Which people have influenced your career most?
My biggest influence would have to be my parents, because of the support and encouragement they give me. I also think that I have learnt a lot from my various coaches particularly Mick Malthouse and Gerrard Neesham.
What would you consider to be your most important values?
What injuries have you sustained during your career?
Do you have any advice to young Carine students wanting to become a footballer?
How do you prepare yourself for a match and do you have any prematch superstitions?
What is your philosophy of life?
It would have to be - enjoy yourself, and if you work hard and believe in yourself you will get better results in all aspects of life.