In season 2017, Aflplayers.com.au will showcase Michael Barlow’s ‘Out of Bounds’ podcast.
The new Gold Coast Suns recruit has worked tirelessly to take listeners behind the scenes and into the life of an AFL player. Each week, Barlow will have a relaxed conversation with a current AFL footballer or key stakeholder and discuss the football landscape, and their busy lives outside of the AFL microscope.
In the tenth installment, Barlow chats to former Cat, Simon Hogan, who retired at the age of 24 after 22 games with Geelong.
Hogan faced a very public battle with depression during his AFL career, which led to him quitting the game. Since then, he has undertaken numerous work within the community to help shine a light on mental illness, and he discusses his work and more.
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