Category: Interviews

Interview – Brenton Smith (Macclesfield)

A while back, Pistols travelled down to Strath to catch up with HFL and GSL legend, Brenton Smith. Across two leagues, Brenton has played for two clubs (Macclesfield and Strathalbyn), won 4 Mail Medals, and has also played in premiership winning teams in both leagues.

Brenton’s footy journey started in Maccy in the late 1950s, so – as you’d expect – this is a longer interview than usual as there is so much ground to cover. Brenton stuck with Pistols for around 40 minutes, and we reckon you’ll stick around for the whole 40 minutes too.

Interview – Paul “Dingo” Tanner, Onka Valley

Pistols recently caught up with legendary Onkas identity, Paul “Dingo” Tanner. Since joining the Bulldogs’ Under 10 side in 1988, Dingo has been a part of the furniture at Balhannah. Hear Dingo’s thoughts about Onkas’ past, present and future, particularly in the context of an especially challenging year for Onkas, with the A Grade side being dogged by injury. It’s a long form interview (around 30 minutes), but worth a listen.

Interview – Matthew Cooper (Hahndorf)

With an impressive football resume, including two Mail Medals, two SANFL premiership appearances and several state representative appearances, Matthew Cooper is one of the most accomplished HFL players of recent times. He’s also a great, down-to-earth bloke that loves a chat. Pistols caught up with Matthew in the leadup to the AFL Indigenous Round for Reconciliation Week, and ended up having a chinwag for over half an hour … although it only feels like about five minutes. Listen here, right now.