An interesting interview with young Andrew. More of a strength and conditioning perspective.
From Youtuber Christian Woodford
#1 2016 AFL Draft Pick Andrew McGrath stopped by WSSC during his off-season to be on #AskWoodford. If your an aspiring AFL player, a coach who has ambitions to train players like Andrew, or just a fan of talented athletes and AFL, this is one of the best episodes to watch. Andrew reflects on his biggest adversities growing up playing sport, whether he believes hard work or talent got him to where he is, advice he would give to younger players trying to make it and much more.
1:18 Do you believe hard work or natural talent got you to where you are and why? - Lachie Kennett
3:10 How have you overcome your biggest setbacks/challenges in life?
6:35 What’s the difference between the strength and conditioning you do with Essendon compared to Woodfords? - Lachie Kennett
8:50 I know BGS won the APS flag last year but did your school lose a game last year, if so, who to? - Tim Taranto
10:28 How hard were you training at 16 and what do you think it takes to make AFL? - Alex Hardie
13:30 Since working at WSSC what are your current strength levels and how fast did they get you?
16:52 What leagues did you play growing up and what were your biggest accomplishments coming up? - Noah Allison
18:40 What would be his number one piece of advice he would give for a bloke going into his top year at TAC Cup level? - Riley Boland
21:05 What is a key quality you think helps push you forward and pursue your dreams?
23:27 What extra things did Andrew do in the off season to get ahead of the pack in his junior years? - Sam Pirola