North Melbourne forward Majak Daw gets special treatment before his league debut.
He might not have finished the game the way he would have liked, but it mattered little for Majak Daw.
The player with the given name that has spawned plenty of puns already, made his AFL debut for the North Melbourne Kangaroos last weekend.
In it, Daw created history by becoming the first Sudanese-born player to play in the AFL and he showed he has got the skill to back up his back-story.
Despite being accidentally concussed by a teammate and subbed out of the game, Daw showed the touch in the ruck and accuracy in front of goal that could make him a handful as his AFL education continues.
It’s a long way from Khartoum in his homeland to Melbourne’s outskirts, but Daw has shown his ability to pick up the game quickly after moving to Australia in 2003.
The Kangaroos nabbed Daw in the 2009 draft, after which he leaned the game in the VFL before making his club debut in the NAB Cup in 2011.
But it was in his side’s thumping win against Brisbane last weekend when Daw really hit the big time.
Watch as North Melbourne document history in the making for Daw as they go behind the scenes before round four: