Out of Bounds with Michael Barlow
About This Show
The Out of Bounds Podcast with Michael Barlow is the first ever podcast to be hosted by a current AFL player that invites listeners behind the curtain to discover what life is really like in the AFL.
Your host, Michael Barlow, has a strong interest in all sports and a passion for human engagement and expression.
Each week Michael will have a conversation with a current AFL footballer or key stakeholder allowing them to give a candid perspective on life inside and outside the AFL as well as their thoughts on issues surrounding the game, the league and professional sport in general.
All feedback is encouraged to Michael on his Twitter @mbarlow21
Welcome and enjoy.
Most Recent Episode
Round 20: Alex Johnson Vs Michael Barlow
Everyone loves a good story about resilience and this weeks guest on the Out of Bounds Podcast has one that trumps most. Joining me this week is Sydney premiership player, Alex Johnson.
Alex has undergone five separate knee reconstructions so it’s great to talk through his incredible journey in Football already and he is still only 25 years old. We talk about:
Alex’s early days prior to being drafted.
The culture he walked in to at Sydney and the main figures at the club that drive that culture.
The reaction and feeling behind each time he did his knee and why they opted for LARs surgery a few times.
What range of emotions you experience for yourself and your teammates during such a long stint out of the game.
What lessons we both learnt from going through serious injuries prior to having another serious injury.
The lucky aspect of being in a work environment that allows you to get injured and travel while still being paid.
His relationship with Daniel Menzel who has gone through a very similar path in the AFL.
His return to footy this year and the overwhelming amount of people that attended the game.
His chances of making the team this year given their potential finals berth.
With 1736 days between games at one point and 900 plus days without being able to run during the recovery it really is an incredible footy story about a players whose best is yet to come. Hope you all enjoy this weeks episode of the Out Of Bounds Podcast.