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Episode 8: Katie Brennan — Western Bulldogs
In the latest Captain’s Call episode, Paul Marsh is joined by his first AFLW guest, Katie Brennan. The Bulldogs skipper looks back at the first two years of the competition (5:40), the pain of missing out on the 2018 Grand Final due to suspension (12:02), the supportive hand Bob Murphy played that week (16:20) and … Continue reading "Episode 8: Katie Brennan — Western Bulldogs"
Episode 7: Nathan Jones — Melbourne
Melbourne Demons co-captain Nathan Jones has had a truly unique AFL journey. In the midst of a finals drought spanning more than a decade, Jones toughed out the poor results and is now at the helm of Melbourne’s resurgence. In this episode of Captain’s Call, Jones talks about his career to date and Melbourne’s struggles … Continue reading "Episode 7: Nathan Jones — Melbourne"
Episode 6: Scott Pendlebury — Collingwood
Scott Pendlebury has faced plenty of challenges as captain of one of the largest sporting clubs in the country. In his five years as captain, the 30-year-old has faced extreme external pressure both individually and collectively as the club searches for their first finals berth since 2013. In episode six of the Captain’s Call podcast, … Continue reading "Episode 6: Scott Pendlebury — Collingwood"
Episode 5: Dyson Heppell — Essendon
Dyson Heppell has faced plenty of challenges, both as a player and as a captain. He was suspended as part of the infamous Essendon supplements scandal, and took over as skipper as the banned players returned and the club tried to return to normalcy. In episode five of the Captain’s Call podcast, Dyson talks about … Continue reading "Episode 5: Dyson Heppell — Essendon"
Episode 4: Shannon Hurn — West Coast Eagles
Shannon Hurn often flies under the radar of football fans, but the Eagles captain is put in the spotlight for episode two of the Captain’s Call podcast. Speaking with AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh, Hurn talks about his early years at a club in turmoil (5:56), his development from then to now and the challenges of … Continue reading "Episode 4: Shannon Hurn — West Coast Eagles"
Episode 3: Jack Ziebell — North Melbourne
North Melbourne are the surprise packet of 2018, and captain Jack Ziebell continues to lead from the front and personify the famous ‘Shinboner Spirit.’ Before the season began, Ziebell joined AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh to talk about leadership and captaincy in today’s AFL. From the success of multiple preliminary finals to the sudden rebuild that … Continue reading "Episode 3: Jack Ziebell — North Melbourne"
Episode 2: Easton Wood — Western Bulldogs
Easton Wood captained a premiership before he was even a full-time captain. Now leading an inexperienced Bulldogs side, he joins AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh to talk about football, leadership and more. He opens up about that whirlwind 2016 season and standing in as captain (2:58), as well as the influences of beloved Bulldogs heroes Bob … Continue reading "Episode 2: Easton Wood — Western Bulldogs"
Episode 1: Nat Fyfe — Fremantle
In the first episode of the Captain’s Call podcast, Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe joins AFL Players’ Association CEO Paul Marsh to discuss the ups and downs of his time with the Dockers. From the heartbreak of the 2013 Grand Final loss and contemplating moving away from the game (2:08), to captaining his club and winning … Continue reading "Episode 1: Nat Fyfe — Fremantle"