With the help of its Past Players Association, the Werribee Football Club is launching its “Blast from the Past” series, going one on one with some of the greats from the Tigers’ glory years. First up is 1993 premiership player Ian "Willow" Wilson.
Name: Ian Wilson
Nickname: Willow – since childhood
Goals: Not sure
Recruited from: South Fremantle/North Wagga/Coorparoo/Box Hill
Jumper numbers: 30, 44
Senior debut: 1987 at Box Hill
Memory of that game: Terry Wheeler threatening me with my life before the first bounce against Williamstown
Most memorable game: 1993 Grand Final
Funniest recollection: Performing three concerts with Greg Buck as “The False Idols
• Who would it be? Rod McPherson, Pete Williams, Glenn Wilkins, and Tim Harrington
• What would you discuss? Travel and the 1993 finals series
Life after Werribee: Corporate sales career in FMCG, working in Perth, Melbourne, and Hobart
• Playing coach in Western Australian country footy – 1995-97
• Box Hill assistant and reserves coach – 2000-01
• Hobart coach – 2005-06
• Mount Waverley Demons coach – 2015-present
Profession: Zone Manager Victoria for Campbell Arnotts
Family: Partner of seven years, Lynda; daughters Corrie (21) and Mia (18) from previous marriage
Home: Chadstone, Victoria
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