Docker men­tors next in­dige­nous stars

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

FRE­MAN­TLE Dock­ers de­fender Michael John­son hosted a num­ber of young in­dige­nous stars at Fre­man­tle Oval last week.

The vet­eran talked to the Footy Means Busi­ness squad as they pre­pared to play in the cur­tain raiser to the up­com­ing In­dige­nous All­Stars game against the West Coast Ea­gles.

John­son’s re­cov­ery from back surgery means he will not play in the All-Stars game, but he will help coach the young Footy Means Busi­ness squad along­side for­mer Mel­bourne De­mon Aaron Davey.

“I'll be help­ing out Aaron Davey and Ed­die Sans­bury on the day, so hope­fully I do al­right for the boys,” he said.

“I’ll be in­volved in the camp and then on game day I'll help coach th­ese guys, and then maybe help the All-Stars as well.”

In­cluded in the Footy Means Busi­ness Squad is South Lake’s Do­minic War­rell and fel­low WA play­ers David Gar­lett, Ray­mond Tay­lor, Joshua Loo, of Red­cliffe, Justin Lewis, Traye Ben­nell, Kel­man Tul­lock, Vin­cent Adams, Cody Hil­land and Trevor Du.

Both games will be played at Leed­erville Oval on Fe­bru­ary 20, with the cur­tain raiser from 3pm and the West Coast Ea­gles against the In­dige­nous All Stars game start­ing at 6.10pm.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Michael John­son (cen­tre) with Footy Means Busi­ness squad mem­bers Do­minic War­rell,Traye Ben­nell, Josh Loo and Justin Lewis.

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