At The Bar with Joel Ottavi

Photo Credit: The Courier 

At The Bar

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  • Name:
    Joel Ottavi
  • Age:
  • Previous Clubs:
    Buninyong, Keilor, Essendon VFL
  • Occupation:
  • Footy Highlight:
    2018 BFNL Grand Final win (East Point)
  • Hobbies:
    Fishing and camping

INSIDER: Congratulations on your 17 goals at the weekend, when did you lose count?

JOEL: A little stage before 3/4 time lol

INSIDER: Which quarter did you do the most damage?

JOEL: I think it was five (first quarter), four (second quarter), four (third quarter), four (final quarter), so pretty even spread

INSIDER: Which teammate, in particular, do you owe a beer for his unselfishness around goal?

JOEL: NOT Jake McQueen

INSIDER: Do you expect to be available come finals given your affiliation with Williamstown?

JOEL: Depends on games played at Williamstown - I think 11 is the maximum

INSIDER: Tell us in a nutshell about your coach Jake Bridges at East Point?

JOEL: Very good man, goes about in a different way - very team-oriented

INSIDER: Jake said your effort at the weekend was just reward for all of your hard work over the last few months - what have you been up to? 

JOEL: I train Mon, Tues, Thurs and weights Wednesdays so there's been a bit of work put in

INSIDER: How is everything going at Williamstown?

JOEL: Good. We're in the eight aiming for a top-four spot.

INSIDER: Why do you think some local clubs get more access to their VFL-affiliated players than others?

JOEL: It depends on club and coach. Also the player type / dynamic and his history in the VFL

INSIDER: In a freakish sense which player at the club can do things on-field that others can't? 

JOEL: I hate saying this...Jordy Johnston!

INSIDER: Who would you have at the club kicking for goal to win you a game after the siren?

JOEL: Brad Whittacker 

INSIDER: With which BFNL club do you share your greatest rivalry?

JOEL: North Ballarat City

INSIDER: Who is your favorite footy person at East Point?

JOEL: Neil Lardner 

INSIDER: What other sport could you play at a high level if there were no footy? 

JOEL: I'd love to say Basketball but I'm no good at it!

INSIDER: Who is the quickest at the club over 30m?

JOEL: Jake McQueen

INSIDER: Who is the last person you would want to share a room with on a footy trip?

JOEL: Jacob Brown

INSIDER: Favorite AFL club and player?

JOEL: Richmond, Dustin Martin

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