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The Roar Deal Episode 20: Nick Robertson

Raring for his 50th AFL game this weekend, Nick Robertson couldn't be keener to get out onto Adelaide Oval this Saturday against Port Adelaide.

Before his milestone match, 'Robbo' sat down on The Roar Deal podcast with hosts Dom Fay and Michael Whiting for a chat.

"It's taken me longer than I thought it would, with injuries, but I'm looking forward to it," Robbo said.

"Port Adelaide have been playing some good footy.

"They're quick, clean and physical so it'll be a tough contest this weekend." 

Away from football, Robertson has been working hard on his real estate licence, which he was granted earlier this year.

"I've got a bit of a passion for property." 

"I'd like to get into property development post-football."

Robbo also joined Fay and Whiting on giving praise to one of the Lions' newest recruits, Charlie Cameron. 

During his first game in front of his new home crowd at the Gabba, Cameron kicked three goals to push a brilliant fightback against Melbourne. 

"He's a terrific player," Robbo said.

"A very hard working and professional bloke, he's exciting to watch too."

For Fay and Whiting, Cameron has been the star so far this season, with Fay saying that he hasn't seen a Lions crowd so excited for an individual's performance in quite a while.

"After his third goal, the entire side of the Gabba that I was sitting at began to chant 'Charlie, Charlie, Charlie'," Fay said.

"I don't remember in my ten years as a Lions member so much excitement when someone goes near the ball."

"He has exceeded our expectations in the first two weeks," Whiting added.

This weekend the Senior team will travel to a very familiar ground for Cameron as the team prepares for Round 3. 

Meanwhile, in Melbourne, former Fitzroy and Brisbane Lions legends will be preparing for the inaugural Brunswick Street Bash at Fitzroy’s spiritual ground, Brunswick St Oval. 

It's set to be a big Sunday afternoon, with Fay and Whiting encouraging Lions fans and members to get along and support the former stars of the Club including Simon Black, Jason Akermanis, Martin Pike and Chris Johnson.

Lions Community Programs Coordinator, Lachlan Harris, also joined the podcast to discuss the programs being run by the Club within the community. 

Harris explained the influential impact these programs have on growth, education and participation in sport in Queensland. 

"The Community programs we run work closely with AFL Queensland to help promote our brand through Auskick, the use of our mascot, Roy, and getting players out there to run education programs and health talks in local schools,” Harris said.

"We're working hard to create football as a vehicle for inclusion to make the community feel welcome."

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs