Local boy: It’s good to be home

TWENTY-six years ago, Ben McGlynn’s father, John, was a premiership player for what was then Alcheringa in the Millewa Football League.

Former AFL footballer Ben McGlynn meets Gol Gol Auskickers Lucas Batchelor and Cade Lees on Thursday night. McGlynn helped coach the youngsters before his own training with the Hawks ahead of a cameo appearance today for the club his father helped win a flag 1991.

Former AFL footballer Ben McGlynn meets Gol Gol Auskickers Lucas Batchelor and Cade Lees on Thursday night. McGlynn helped coach the youngsters before his own training with the Hawks ahead of a cameo appearance today for the club his father helped win a flag 1991.

That was the 1991 season and former Hawthorn and Sydney Swans footballer McGlynn was a six-year-old, much like the Auskickers he helped coach at the club on Thursday night before training with the Hawks.

“I remember running around here as a little fella when the old man was playing,” McGlynn said ahead of his own debut for the club against Werrimull today.

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