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"It's in his blood"

January 25, 2017 4:17 PM

Chris Fagan in Launceston, Tasmania. The Brisbane Lions Training Camp 2016

LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 16: Chris Fagan, Senior Coach of the Lions poses for a portrait during the Brisbane Lions training session at Aurora Stadium in Launceston, Australia on December 16, 2016. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

“It’s in his blood. He’s a teacher by nature and a teacher by trade and that’s certainly what we’re seeing at the moment.

These are the words of General Manager of Football David Noble reflecting on the impact of Senior Coach Chris Fagan. 

Fagan joined the Lions in October following nine years at Hawthorn. 

The 55-year-old had spent the past nine years as Hawthorn's football operations manager in what was a golden period for the club, yielding four premierships.

Noble told EON Sports Radio, the thing that has impressed him most and the players would have noticed is; “the pressure that Chris brings and the pressure he puts on himself - the strive for excellence.”

Noble noted the importance of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition, saying he was pleased with how the men’s and women’s teams have come together.

“There’s no doubt that they (the women’s team) complete you as a holistic Club. Our guys are really interested and have been down to training. Craig Starcevich (Lions Women’s Coach) comes out into the middle at our training with our coaches. 

“The catchphrase of “All For One” is such a truism for us at the moment about banding everyone together and moving the club together holistically.” 

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