Tjiirdm “TJ” McGuire – State Schoolboys U15’s 2019

TJ started as a 5 year-old playing Auskick. This year TJ is representing Western Australia in the U15 State Schoolboys team competing in the Australian Championship being held in Tasmania later this month.


Tjiirdm is a very exciting player and the McGuire family are passionate and proud Wadjuk, Bidjara, Ghangulu, and Imen people. We are so proud of having this wonderful family in our Bombers community. Kudos to TJ and all the McGuire family


He is our Q&A with Tjiirdm.

Favourite memory playing with the Bombers?
Making the 2018 finals last year

Best advice you’ve received about playing football?
Always give 120 percent on the field

What do you like best about playing Football?
The mateship

Favourite Position?
Left wing

Favourite AFL and WAFL Player?
AFL Player – My cousin Sydney Stack (#44 Richmond FC )
WAFL Player – My uncle, Ben McGuire, (#5 East Perth Football Club Inc)

Favourite WAFL and AFL Team?
East Perth Football Club Inc and Richmond FC Tigers

Most embarrassing thing that has happened to you on a sporting field?
Well, my shorts were ripped down for a short time …

How did you find out you were in the state team?
At home with my parents on the lounge and Mum looked up the team list via the WA school website on the laptop.

What are you looking forward to most playing for WA at the State Championships?
Playing at a National Level and representing my State

What Other Sports do you play?

What Is The Best Compliment You’ve Received?
I’m so well balanced when I play

Anything else about yourself that you want to share with us?
Not only representing my club, Coolbinia Bombers, and my State, WA, but also representing my people of the Wadjuk and Bidjara/Ghangulu/ Imen Nations of Aboriginal Australia.


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