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The Blueprint: Fergus Watts

Aged 18 and drafted pick 14 into the AFL by the Adelaide Crows, Fergus Watts had the footy world at his feet. Fast forward four years and Watts had just been delisted by St Kilda after a short lived career plagued by injury and a self-confessed lack of talent.

Venturing into real life adulthood at 23, Watts worked at a brand communications agency, and quickly realised there was a gap in the market for a group of complementary agencies that operated alongside a centralised business unit who took care of the administration side of things, allowing creatives and account managers to do what they do best, so Watts started Bastion Collective.


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E3 What are people all about?

This week Life Collective’s Michelle Cox sits down with Melbourne-based sports broadcaster and columnist Hamish McLachlan for the first instalment of a two-part chat. This time round, Hamish tells how his early beginnings in sports commentating took him from the local scrub polo club to the Royal enclosure in the UK; his brushes with depression, and why interesting and interested people light his fire.

E4: What are you giving back?

In Part 2 of this Life Collective podcast with Melbourne-based sports broadcaster and columnist Hamish McLachlan, Hamish recalls his early years on the family farm, the massive influence his maternal grandmother and mother have had on his life, the near-loss of his eldest daughter and how it’s sparked an idea that might just revolutionise the way the whole world gives.