Click on the play button above to hear the full interview with Lionel Proctor
On the 2nd of October, the Fitzroy Stars made the exciting announcement that the club would be welcoming back one of its former key players, Lionel “Jacko” Proctor.
A veteran of three seasons with the Richmond Tigers, captain of the Stars from 2008 until 2015, five times the club’s best and fairest, and the only Stars player to have won the league best and fairest award. And he did that twice. He returns to the fold, not as a player, but as senior coach.
Lionel spoke to Connection Matters Radio (CMR) about his aspirations for the club and the challenges that the Stars would be facing in a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 environment.
“Obviously, we can’t train together in big groups at the moment,” he told CMR, “so we’re hoping in the next few weeks it’s going to lead up to groups of 10 where guys might be able to catch up a couple of times a week or on the weekend.”
When asked by CMR about the need for new players, he said: “At the moment, we need some big players. We’ve never been a tall side. So, we’re definitely looking at some key position players.
“But there’s no limit on it. Anyone’s welcome to come down and try out. We’ve always been a club that anyone’s welcome regardless of where you’ve come from and your ability as well.
“So, we encourage everyone to come in and try it and just make it enjoyable for everyone.”
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Click the play button below to hear the full interview with Lionel Proctor