NEW Geelong VFL revelation Ben Johnson knows exactly
who to turn to in the locker room to draw inspiration.
As much as the support comes from every angle at Skilled
Stadium, his story has plenty of similarities to James
Johnson had given up on his AFL dream after missing out on
selection in the 2006 national draft.
Instead, he was plying his trade as a carpenter in Melbourne
during the week and playing suburban footy with his mates for
Bell Park in the Geelong Football League on Saturdays.
"AFL was probably the furthest thing from my mind," Johnson
said. "I still loved playing footy but, back then, if you missed
the draft (as a teenager) you tended not to get drafted after