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The Roar Deal: Connor McFadyen

The Roar Deal: Connor's Birthday Connor McFadyen spent his 18th birthday at Chris Fagan's house enjoying dinner with the new recruits.

New draftee Connor McFadyen became the first of our newest recruits to join the Roar Deal, sitting down in the studio with hosts Dom Fay and Michael Whiting this week.

On the podcast, McFadyen discusses his first two weeks at the Lions, his 18th birthday and his journey to football through the Lions Academy program.

Brisbane Lions CEO Greg Swann (48:36) and Marketing Coordinator Gemma Ellis (41:53) also join the Roar Deal to discuss the latest happenings around the Club. 

Listen to the Roar Deal below:

Connor's key talking points:

  • McFadyen joins the podcast (7:23).
  • Celebrating his 18th birthday by sharing dinner at Chris Fagan's house with the draftees and new recruits (7:30).
  • McFadyen discusses how he's finding pre-season training (11:25).
  • McFadyen discusses his drive to work hard and get out of rehab as soon as possible (14:00).
  • McFayden chats about his rehab plan ahead of returning for Round 1, 2019 (16:30).
  • His journey to football and representing both cricket and football at State level (17:10)
  • McFadyen explains the areas of football he prefers over cricket (21:20).
  • Discussions McFadyen had with recruiters before this year's draft (25:00).
  • McFadyen chats about his relationship with girlfriend and fellow Brisbane Lions AFLW player Nat Grider (27:20).
  • McFadyen discusses the moment he realised he had a chance of being drafted to the Lions (35:00).
  • Lions Academy players to keep an eye on for next year's draft (36:10)
  • McFadyen shares his plans for Christmas (40:50)


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