Ste­vie J back at Mag­pies

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Front Page - By JEREMY WIL­SON

FOR­MER Gee­long pre­mier­ship su­per­star and cur­rent Syd­ney as­sis­tant coach Steve John­son will re­turn to the Norm Minns Oval to­mor­row morn­ing.

With the Swans fin­ished for 2018, John­son is back in Wan­garatta for Christ­mas but will take the Mag­pies’ se­nior and un­der 18 play­ers for a one­hour skills ses­sion to­mor­row morn­ing.

John­son, a for­mer Wan­garatta ju­nior be­fore be­ing drafted by Gee­long back in 2001, is a keen fol­lower of the club and jumped at the chance to get in­volved with the mod­ern day Mag­pies.

It will be the Mag­pies’ fi­nal ses­sion of the year and se­nior coach Luke Mor­gan said it was great to have some­one of John­son’s cal­i­bre tak­ing the play­ers through their paces.

“When the idea was floated we knew it was only a cou­ple of days be­fore Christ­mas but the buy-in has been great by the play­ers,” he said.

“It will only be a brief ses­sion but it will be out­stand­ing to have Steve tak­ing the group for a skills ses­sion.

“He had an out­stand­ing ca­reer and it’s great that he wants to come along and take the boys.

“It’s great ex­po­sure for our play­ers to have some­one like Steve tak­ing train­ing.”

Wan­garatta FNC mem­ber­ships are now avail­able - check the club’s web­site for de­tails.

FA­MIL­IAR FACE: Steve John­son, pic­tured at Syd­ney train­ing, will take Wan­garatta for a one-hour ses­sion to­mor­row morn­ing.PHOTO: Syd­ney Swans.

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