We sat down with OBGFC Reserves midfielder, Jack Cowling, to find out what make him tick! But firstly, a bit of background on him…
Jack debuted for the club in 2014 after graduating from Brighton Grammar School in 2013. As of the start of 2019, he has played 70 games for the club – across the Seniors, Reserves & Under 19’s – and slotted 50 goals.
His father, Rod Cowling, a loyal clubman and all round great guy, played 258 games for the club across the Seniors and Reserves. He was captain of the Reserves, winning their best and Fairest in 1984, and even took on captain/coaching Duties in 1986. He is an OBGFC life member and in recent times was awarded ‘Best Clubman’.
Onto the Q&A section! (which was passed around at training dinner and may or may not have been filled in by Jack himself..)
Q: Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
A: Marty Ho, Marty Marty Ho
Q: Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren in a Grand Final?
A: My Dad, Rocket
Q: What’s your coach’s favourite saying?
A: Cowling what are you doing!?
Q: Who is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner?
A: My Dad, Rocket
Q: What is your pre-game pump up song?
A: The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
Q: What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
A: Finalising my civil engineering work
Q: What meal is your speciality to cook?
Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: Mega Structures
Q: Who is your funniest teammate?
A: Bolger, haha – he’s always late
Q: Outside of footy, what would your dream job be?
A: Civil Engineer
Q: If you could appear on any reality TV show, which one would you choose?
A: Grand Designs
Q: Which teammate is most likely to take a selfie and post it on social media?
A: Harry Hill
So there you have it! A bit of insight into Jack.
We wish him all the best with his Civil Engineering exams, and his ongoing entrepreneurial work, for them.