Menegola spent the 2015 season with Subiaco in the WAFL, dominating the competition and highlighting his strengths as a ball-getter. There was no guarantee of a third AFL chance, but he wanted to be at least sure in his own mind that he had exhausted every option.
"There was just that nagging thought that I didn't know if I'd actually played as well as I possibly could have. In some ways it was a bit of curiosity to see what level I could get to," he said.
"I didn't feel like I'd reached the best football I could possibly produce so there was a bit of that, but once I got delisted the main thing was I just wanted to get back to enjoying it and Subiaco was a big part of that.
"I got back to playing footy because I loved it and I was excited to play footy again. It was clearly good for my footy and from there things progressed, and you get a little bit of confidence that maybe you are capable of playing footy at AFL level.
"Then I was lucky enough to get the opportunity, and it was another challenge and another thing to attack."