Ghazi glad to be back
Williamstown Team of the Century member Saade Ghazi says although he’s been away from VFL footy for “eight or nine” years, it was an easy choice to come back to Williamstown.
Ghazi played 204 games for the Seagulls and booted 291 goals, was captain in 1998 and 1999, leading goalkicker in 1991 and 1993 and he also reeled in a 1997 Club best and fairest and 1989 Liston Medal in an illustrious playing career.
“To be asked to come back to a club you love I think makes it more special,” Ghazi said.
“I’ve always had fond memories, made a lot of great friends over the years and still keep in touch with all of those guys.
“Williamstown has been very good to me as a person and they’ve probably made me the person I am.
“To also come back and repay a little bit is important for me as well.”
Ghazi has been appointed as senior assistant coach of our VFL side in season 2020 after spending the past seven seasons at local level coaching Avondale Heights and Altona.
“When Collo (head coach Andrew Collins) rang me and offered me the position, it was pretty exciting,” he said.
“(I’m looking forward to) the professional side of it, playing against AFL clubs and also seeing guys progress as the year goes on.”
And what else is he excited about?
“Well definitely not the cold nights at Williamstown!”
“Collo’s done a wonderful job and what he’s been doing for the past five or six years has worked really well, hopefully (I) just help a little bit,” Ghazi said.