Bruce discusses footy and family with Essendon coach John Worsfold

Footy and family with John Worsfold

Footy and family are topics that drive this week’s podcast with AFL legend John Worsfold as he starts a new chapter after finishing five years as coach of the Essendon Bombers.

Heading back to WA to spend time with his family, John reflects on footy, family and future with Dr Bruce Robinson.

This podcast was released on Friday 2 October.


John Worsfold has had an AFL career spanning 26 years. This is comprised of 12 years as a player at West Coast Eagles (209 games) with 8 years as captain, 2 years as assistant coach at Carlton to David Parkin and Wayne Britain, 12 years as Senior Coach of West Coast Eagles, and 5 years as coach at the Essendon Bombers – ‘mate I thought you left WA for a spell’ says Bruce!

More about John Worsfold

John’s football career included two premierships as captain and one premiership as coach of the West Coast Eagles.

He was twice named in the All-Australian team and won the Eagles Club Champion award and was twice Best Clubman. In his time as player and coach, West Coast participated in more AFL finals series than any other club. His coaching peers twice voted him AFL Coach of the Year.

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