Michael Voss to coach The Recruit

2013-11-20_1549Former AFL footballer Michael Voss has signed on as Coach of Foxtel’s new football competition series, The Recruit.

The 10-part reality series from McGuire Media and The Media Tribe is a global search for to land a guaranteed spot on an AFL clubs list.

“What an exciting project,” he said, “It is an opportunity to work with new recruits who missed out on their first chance and now have another pathway into the AFL. The Recruit will provide a unique experience for the viewer to see what it takes to be an AFL player. I am looking forward to coaching these guys in what will be a 10 week intensive program that will test them on every level and uncover our next AFL star.”

Michael Voss is arguably one of the greatest players of the modern era having played 279 games with the Brisbane Bears/Lions before captaining the Lions to an historic triple premiership in 2001-02-03. He was a 10-year Lions captain who did it all, winning the Brownlow Medal, All-Australian selection five times and the Brisbane Best and Fairest five times. After two years in retirement during which time he worked as an expert commentator and sports newsreader, he jumped into the next phase of his career in September 2008 when appointed coach of the Lions for 2009 – 2013.

Scheduled to be broadcast on FOX8 in 2014 The Recruit is open to all footballers who are aged 20 (on or before December 31, 2013), who have not been on an AFL list previously or played in the VFL, SANFL or WAFL in the past two years. Anyone who is interested in registering to take part in the series can do so by visiting www.fox8.tv

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