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Famous names return to Linton St

Brett Voss of the Saints celebrates a goal with team mate Stephen Milne looking on during the round 21 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the St Kilda Saints at the Telstra Dome on August 25, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.
Stephen Milne and Brett Voss in action back in 2006.

A pair of famous names returned to Linton St last week, with two potential father-son selections spending time at RSEA Park.

Jackson Voss (son of Brett) and Tyson Milne (son of Stephen) spent time training with the playing group as they got a taste of what it takes to be an AFL footballer.

“I’ve had lots of fun, just training with the boys and meeting everyone,” Voss said.

“Learning how to diet, how to recover from training sessions and just the overall intensity… it’s a massive step up from TAC cup.

“Being able to work as hard as you can for a sustained period of time.”


Tyson Milne (left) trains alongside Jackson Voss (right)

His father Brett played 135 games for St Kilda after crossing over from Brisbane, establishing himself as a key member of the Saints back-six through the early 2000s.

A hard-nosed defender, Jackson impressed in the backline as a bottom-ager for the Sandringham Dragons this year.

As for words of advice ahead of the week? His dad kept it simple.
“He just said to make sure you get the most out of it,” Voss said.

“Learn how hard you have to work to be an AFL player and bring it back to your local TAC cup team. Take it all in.”

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The 17-year-old took it on board, pointing to Saints trio Jack Steele, Jack Newnes and Darragh Joyce as players who helped set the standard.

“They train super hard… they don’t let up at any point. The way they lift each other up and lift those around them is really good,” Voss said.

“It something I’ll be able to take back to (Sandringham) Dragons and help lift my teammates”.

Both Tyson and Jackson will continue to have involvement with St Kilda's AFL program at specific times during 2019.

They will be eligible for the 2019 NAB AFL Draft.