In this instalment of "Blast from the Past", we catch up with former Werribee President and General Manager (among other roles) Greg "Turtle" Welsh.
Name: Greg Welsh
Nickname: Turtle, given to me by my broth Frank – once I’m on my back, I’m stuffed
Club positions: Sports Club Manager, General Manager, Seconds Team Manager, Football Director, and President
Recruited from: Geelong by Dr Michael Turner
Senior debut: 1984
Memory of that game: John Murphy was coach and got sacked a few weeks later.
Most memorable game: No doubt the 1993 Grand Final
Funniest recollection: Adam Taylor trying to pole vault over an open fire with a tree branch at the Anglesea pre-season camp
• Who would it be? Macca, Sells, Eamma, and Joskun
• What would you discuss? How the hell did we afford you blokes?
Life after Werribee: I’m now the AFL Barwon Commissioner, which keeps me involved.
Other clubs/achievements: Life Member of Geelong West / St Peters (now the Geelong West Giants); Australian Sports Medal for Services to Football; Werribee Football Club Hall of Fame
Profession: Certified Financial Planner with Edge Advisory Partners (club sponsor)
Family: Wife Maureen (married 44 years in November), three daughters, and four grandchildren
Home: Geelong, Victoria