FOOTY’S IN HIS BLOOD
Q ATell us a little bit about your role these days.
I look out for things that are coachable. A lot of the time I am just looking at vision and you only see when the player gets the ball. It is about having good hands, putting the ball down to your boot properly, playing in front. I look at the positives. Sometimes I will work four hours a day watching vision, some days it is 10 hours. I want us to go well as a club.
Stan Judkins, your dad, won the Brownlow Medal in 1930 and played in two AFL premierships, in 1932 and 1934. What was it like growing up with a star of the game as your old man?
Dad was five foot and nine stone nine. He played on the wing. Dad (above) was super fast but I never saw him play in person. They used to call him ‘The Tin Hare’. He always played on the grandstand side because he was a showman. They used to sing a song for him and it went: ‘Number six is Judkins, isn’t he a flyer, he runs so fast, sometimes he sets the grass on fire.’ Dad was a mentor for Jack Dyer when he was young.