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Shutdown silver lining for Finch

Modewarre great Josh Finch in action in last year’s elimination final loss to Anglesea. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

JOSH Finch is taking a glass-half-full approach to the shutdown of local football.

The Modewarre great and only four-time winner of the Ash Medal as BFL best-and-fairest believes his career could be extended thanks to the longer than expected break between seasons.

“It could be a blessing in disguise having a year off, to get rid of all of the niggles,” the 33-year-old said.

“I was feeling late last year playing that many games in a row; that’s why I rested the last game of the year before finals.

“But it could be a downturn as well. Not changing direction and doing all those things, it could create injuries for players as well.

“I’ll just see the body’s feeling at the end of this year. Hopefully, we get going and get a dozen games in – hopefully, we can play finals – and then I’ll see what it looks like.

“If we don’t get going, I’ll reassess at the end of the year.”

Watch the full Zoom interview with Josh Finch below where he talks about:

  • Running a business during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The impact of no football and netball on the Modewarre and Moriac communities
  • The chance of playing with former Warrior Gary Ablett Jnr
  • His summer as a development coach with Geelong’s AFLW program
  • Coaching again at local level