When it comes to keeping a cool head in heavy traffic, few players can rival Essendon skipper Jobe Watson. He’s not quick, but always has time to think his way through contests; he is balanced and has exceptional vision.
It’s a similar story off the field, where a strong sense of perspective and an understanding that football is just one aspect of his life help guide him through the challenges that come with a career in the AFL spotlight. For Watson, as far as escapism goes, there’s nowhere quite like the beach.
“You can just sort of look out at the water and get lost a little bit, and forget about the hustle and bustle of Melbourne,” Watson explains.
As part of Channel 7’s @Home series, which supports Ladder – the AFL Players’ official charity, Watson talks about why he feels at home during his time at the beach.
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