Dixon regains love for footy after private mental health battle. "That's my role, to bring a presence out on the field because people know when you're around. Credit:Getty Images. He had reached a stage where he didn't want to be a footballer. Watch the brand new season of Condor now on Stan. But it's the potentially late gift to himself that's driving Port Adelaide's power forward. "I live by myself, I'm a long way away from my parents and family, so this club has become a family for me. On the surface, the Queenslander is your typical alpha male. Would be … And it's not the 1967 Ford F100 that he's chipping away at in his shed, or his prized 2003 Holden Monaro that's closer to being finished. Unfortunately for the seven members of the Port Adelaide coaching staff present, four of them pulled up lame in a video posted by Cornes of their 100m sprint running race. Chad Cornes and Charlie Dixon looking massive. Catch up and settle in with no installation & no lock-in contract. Along with Tom Hawkins and Josh Kennedy, he's one of the steam train full forwards that opposition defenders have nightmares about. But there is an added layer of complexity to Dixon the person, who has opened up on one of the most challenging periods in his life. Fine physique: Charlie Dixon is one of a dwindling number of giant forwards in AFL. "I want to let everyone know that I've struggled with my mental health over the last 18 months and the love for the game just wasn't there," he told The Age. It was an easy decision to stay because of the family I've got here.". "There's still a few of us bigger bodies out there that are still flying the flag," Dixon said. 4 down in one race #pafc, A post shared by Chad Cornes (@chad_cornes) on Jun 3, 2019 at 7:47pm PDT. "I'll be looking to do some one on one training with players now we are out of isolation. Sam McClure is a sport reporter for The Age and winner of 'best news reporter' at the AFL Media Association awards. They’re not laughing any more after seeing the former GWS Giants star’s latest look. He embraces it. It's Cornes and senior coach Ken Hinkley that Dixon credits as being the major reasons he got back to loving footy. (via chad_cornes/IG) pic.twitter.com/AwbkPiniCj. The comparison between the two Cornes brothers comes after Kane Cornes revealed a hilarious sledge from Fremantle star Nat Fyfe about his slender figure last week. When you realise you’re too old! Seven years since he last kicked a Sherrin in anger — Chad Cornes has activated beast mode. Credit:Getty Images. Eyes on the ball: Charlie Dixon, right, in action against the Hawks in round 13. Credit:Getty Images. The 2004 premiership player has been working out with current Power key forward Charlie Dixon. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site. Eyes on the ball: Charlie Dixon, right, in action against the Hawks in round 13. He may have played his last AFL match seven years ago, but Port Adelaide great Chad Cornes has not slackened on his training regime in retirement it seems. Chad Cornes and Charlie Dixon looking massive.Source:Instagram. Both Cornes brothers were members of Port Adelaide's inaugural AFL premiership side, with Chad playing 239 games for the club between 1999 and 2011 before adding 16 further games with the GWS Giants in the club's foundation years. The 40-year-old has been working out with current Power forward Charlie Dixon, and judging from a picture posted on social media, Cornes might be in better shape than Dixon himself. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Almost seven years after retiring from the AFL, Port Adelaide champion Chad Cornes looks like he could still play. While Dixon was wary to go into too much detail when describing his struggles, a mixture of injury and off-field events has taken him on a challenging journey in recent years. Hinkley is more than Dixon's coach and Port Adelaide is more than just his club. "Not being able to train and then produce the way I wanted to; I would isolate myself from the group and not buy into it," he said. For someone who still misses home, it's these relationships that have moulded Dixon as both a footballer and a person.
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