Episode 28

We have an action-packed episode of The Players Take today. KA & J catch-up with Kel Rowe from West Footscray, the little superstar from Newport Power, Lenny Greenham and two bros from Wyndhamvale in Jack Tessari and Joel Russell.

We talk about the year that was, how lockdown life is going and we get them to look into their crystal balls and predict who they think wins the AFL premiership (we are getting behind the Dogs!) and Brownlow medal.

We hope you enjoy The Players Take.

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Episode 27

In this episode, KA & J catch up with Spotswood stars Dylan Callard and Harley Walshe, plus we talk to Braybrook duo Aidan O’Rafferty and Brad Busuttil.

We chat about what is keeping us busy in lockdown, the footy played in 2021 and we find out some interesting facts about our guests.

Did you know Harley has Shaquille O’Neal’s phone number and that Aidan loves karaoke?

We hope you enjoy The Players Take.

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Episode 26

As we approach the end of the home and away season, we have a big episode of The Players Take for you. KA & J sit down with Werribee Districts stars Dillon Viojo-Rainbow and Jordan Patty. Plus we speak to St Albans coach Sam Butler and skipper Jack Sims.

It is one of our favourite episodes of the season. We chat about the closeness of the TIV Division 1 competition, the greatest players they have played with and against (the boys drop some big names here), plus we add an Olympic flavour to the show and find out who would win a 100m sprint at their club.

We hope you enjoy the Players Take.

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Episode 25

Need some lockdown listening. Look no further. KA & J chat with high school sweethearts Keenan O’Shea & Mitch Bongiovanni from Caroline Springs.

We talk about the development of the club, their expectations for the remainder of the TIV Division 1 season, the young stars rising through the ranks, the best wins they have been a part of and of course their ultimate bromance.

We hope you enjoy The Players Take.

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Episode 24

KA & J visit Altona training to catch-up with some Viking stars.

We chat to the Etihad specialist himself, Sean Tighe, good friend of the show, Froffy, two rising stars of the competition, Jack Robinson and James Callaway, plus we catch-up with Josh Macdonald and Deacon Millward. The boys are pumped for the second-half of the season.

We chat about the year so far, we go through the back six and have plenty of stitch-ups (guess which player tried out for the recruit).

We hope you enjoy The Players Take.

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Episode 23

Sam and Aaron join KA & J for one of the all time funniest episodes of the Players Take (we aren’t kidding).

We chat about their time playing footy in London, how the Smith family are the Kardashian’s of North Footscray, the story behind the nickname Sugar, plus we begin out petition to have nuggets a part of every canteen in the west.

Plus we chat about footy. The boys are back btw. We hope you enjoy the Players Take.

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Episode 22

On the next episode of the Players Take, KA & J catch up with Dean Formosa and Daniel Walsh from Albanvale.

We talk about their impressive start to the 2021 season, the rivalry between the Trench and the Winx Club.

Plus we discuss Dean’s big milestone that is approaching (500 games) and the all important Walsh Cup and medal – which is given to the player who tries hard but doesn’t actually get a touch.

All that and more. We hope you enjoy The Players Take.

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Episode 21

Need some lockdown listening.. listen to the latest episode of the Players Take.

In this ep, KA & J chat to some of our favourite gals; Paras Mackenzie from Manor Lakes and Sam Kloet from Werribee Centrals.

We talk life in lockdown, how they have seen the first half of the season, plus we have plenty of stitch-ups (Jack Steele if you are listening, send us a DM).

Plus KA & J chat canteen food. We hope you enjoy, The Players Take.

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Episode 20

In the next episode of the Players Take, KA & J catch-up with Nic Weir & Elliott Wood from Point Cook as well as Jarrod Vella & Todd Lawrie from the Wyndham Suns.

The season is flying by, so we talked all things footy, from developing the next generation of stars at the Bulldogs to being premiership favourites at the Suns.

We talk footy food and bromances. Plus we have the best and worst stitch-ups we’ve ever had on the show.

We hope you enjoy The Players Take.

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Episode 19

We have an action-packed episode of the Players Take.

First-up Fluffy & AK from Parkside join KA & J. The chat is one of the funniest we have had.

We cover everything from being premiership favourites to the time Fluff sat with the Kreuzer family (trust us it is a story you have to hear) and how AK shrinks his t-shirts in the wash.

Plus we catch-up with Laverton Senior Women’s captain Abbey Brown. Abbey is passionate advocate for female footy having played and coached in the WRFL for some time and we also discuss her family connection to Laverton.

It’s a big ep. We hope you enjoy the Players Take.

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Episode 18

Newport Power superstar Lenny Greenham aka Live with Lenny joins KA & J to talk all things footy in this very special edition of The Players Take.

Lenny is one of the most passionate and exciting young juniors in the WRFL. The aspiring footballer and commentator talks about his love of the game, how he created the Live with Lenny Instagram page (give it a follow) and his plans for the year ahead.

Lenny also loves The Bounce on Fox Footy and is a mad Carlton fan. Take it to the bank, this is a great ep!

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Episode 17

Need a little Sunshine in your day, look no further. On the next episode of the Players Take with KA & J, we chat to Sunshine coach Heath Scotland and star player Jake Allan.

We talk about Heath’s coaching style and how the players embraced having him involved, how the year off re-invigorated them both and their plan of attack heading into Round 2.

Plus we go through the Back Six and stitch them up. We hope you enjoy the Players Take.

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Episode 16

In our first episode of Season 2 of the Players Take, KA & J head to Hoppers Crossing training to catch-up with a few of our old friends.

We chat to the Kitchen brothers, talk star signs with Corey Muscat, learn about the time Jack Dorgan went head-to-head with Jake King, get a lesson in modelling from Jordan Moody, learn about the time Aussie Joel got caught red-handed and talk Round 1 footy with our fave Braden Ferrari.

It is an action-packed episode with lots of stitch-ups (Ryan spills the tea). We hope you enjoy, The Players Take.

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Episode 15

In the final episode of the Players Take for 2020, KA & J chat to Yarraville Seddon Eagles coach Michael Barlow.

We talk about his love for the Werribee Football Club, the reason he said yes to coaching the Eagles, the resilience needed to stick with your goals and he reveals the AFL player he believes is the greatest he has played with.

Plus the gals reflect on the year that was and what we are looking forward to next season.

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Episode 14

In the next episode of the Players Take, KA & J speak with three of the WRFL’s most promising young players; Eddie Ford (what a name!), Cody Raak and Issy Pritchard.

These players have some serious talent and have the potential to get drafted later this year.

We speak to them about their careers so far, their defining moments and how their clubs and mentors have shaped them into the players and people they are today.

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Episode 13

Matt Smith and Josh Van Den Berg join KA & J on the next episode of the Players Take.

Two of North Footscray’s most elite kicks talks to us about winning a premiership and that time Vanders kicked four goals against Glen Orden.

We talk about the ‘rivalry’ with West Footscray and how Matt was a little athletics champ growing up. This episode will Bring the Noise! We hope you enjoy it.

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Episode 12

Caroline Springs star duo Alex O’Shea and Jasmine Bongiovanni join KA & J on the next episode. We chat life in Stage 4 Lockdown, with Jasmine, a nurse, revealing she has Coronavirus.

Plus we talk about the growth of the women’s game in the WRFL, the heartbreak of losing the past two Grand Finals and how Alex was a DJ before playing footy. It is a special episode, with lots of girl power. Enjoy the Players Take.

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Episode 11

The next podcast is a little different. KA & J speak with the award winning WRFL Radio team.

Peppe Cavalieri, Andrew Wilson, Cade Lucas & Nick Boylan join the show to talk all things WRFL footy.

From not turning your microphone off when you are ordering food at the canteen, to the big on-field moments that have shaped our league over the past few seasons.

It is a big footy episode, with lots of talking points. We hope you enjoy it.

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Episode 10

In the next episode of the Players Take with KA & J, we chat to two Werribee Districts stars, Ben ‘Bricks’ McMahon and Judah Dundon.

We chat about club traditions, junior premierships, rival rat packs and we ask the boys about the last movie they cried in.

The great Chris Gilham calls in to talk about life in lockdown and his favourite TV show! Plus, we have your favourite segments, the Back Six and It’s a Stitch Up!

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Episode 9

In the next episode of The Players Take, KA & J speak with two legends from Newport, Mozz and Izzy.

We chat about fresh fades on game day, what’s app groups, TV recommendations, the great Ziggy Kadour, chasing flags and we also get a little Spanish lesson.

It is one of the best episodes of the season. Enjoy this.

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Episode 8

In the next episode of the Players Take, KA & J talk to Zach Thornton and Zac Gillard from the Tarneit Football Club.

We chat dinner party guests, stitch ups and Division 3 Reserves premierships. It’s another great episode.

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Episode 7

In the next episode of The Players Take, KA & J catch-up with two Altona legends, Kelly Pickard & Mitch Turnbull.

We chat about their favourite footy memories, how life was like in lockdown. Plus the star duo share some of the greatest sprays they have heard and received. It’s another great episode! We hope you enjoy The Players Take.

The episode is also available on iTunes or Spotify.


Episode 6

In the next episode we chat to Daniel Riosa (the Hoppers Crossing heavy-hitter) and Ryan Kitchen (that guy from The Voice).

We talk about the possibility of returning to footy, their best footy trip stories, plus everything in between.

It is 30-minutes of non-stop laughing. We hope you enjoy The Players Take!

The episode is also available on iTunes or Spotify.


Episode 5

Spotswood’s Senior Women’s Premiership captains Sara Truman and Stacy Szalay join KA & J on the next episode of The Players Take.

We discuss what life has been like in isolation, reflect on their incredible 2019 season as well as how they juggle playing footy and being Mum’s.

It is a wonderful episode. We hope you enjoy The Players Take.

The episode is also available on iTunes or Spotify.


Episode 4

Two WRFL funnymen, Armend Ahmedi and Stevie Walters-Kepada join KA and J in the latest episode of the Players Take.

We chat about their love of the Sunshine Heights Football Club and their favourite footy moments from across their careers. Plus, we stitch them up with two great stories.

We hope you enjoy, The Players Take. You can listen below, or via Spotify or iTunes.


Episode 3

In the next episode of The Players Take we speak to Yarraville Seddon Eagles premiership hero Andrejs Everitt, Wyndhamvale favourite Alex Hamilton and catch-up with Kane White from TIV.

Everitt talks about his career, the influence Mick Malthouse had on him at Carlton, plus the Mark of the Year he took in last years Grand Final. Hamilton talks about the finals loss and how the Falcons plan on bouncing back.

Kane from TIV also gives us an update on how they are moving to an online model.

We hope you enjoy, The Players Take. You can listen below, or on Spotify and iTunes.


Episode 2

In the second episode of The Players Take, we chat to two Team of the Decade members in Andrew Panayi from Werribee Districts and Deer Park premiership captain Jack Purton-Smith.

Andrew talks about his nickname and Jack gets redemption for Media Day.

We hope you enjoy, The Players Take.

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Episode 1

In the first episode of the Players Take, your hosts Kristen Alebakis and Jessie Chester chat to three members of the WRFL Team of the Decade – Braden Ferrari from Hoppers Crossing, Tim Jenkins from St Albans and Jayden Post from Altona. There is also a little appearance from Steve Kennedy.

We hope you enjoy the Players Take.

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