Camperdown assistant coach Cam Spence uses Hampden interleague duties to build his leadership capabilities

ANOTHER CHANCE: Camperdown's Cam Spence is happy to be back in the Hampden interleague team after missing with injury last year. Picture: Rob Gunstone
ANOTHER CHANCE: Camperdown's Cam Spence is happy to be back in the Hampden interleague team after missing with injury last year. Picture: Rob Gunstone

A CAMPERDOWN assistant coach hopes to emerge from Hampden interleague duties with techniques he can use at his home club. 

Classy midfielder Cam Spence said playing under Bottle Greens coach Jonathan Brown – a 256-game AFL star – was the ideal learning experience.

He said would impart his newfound knowledge, including some new on-field structures, on his Magpie teammates.

“I reckon it’s something we could implement,” he said.

“Just the way he (Brown) goes about it is really professional.

“Getting someone’s outlook on football, it can change your mind so we can definitely implement a few things back home.”

Spence was included in the Bottle Greens’ outfit for a second time, having played in 2015.

The young leader said he was rapt to get another chance on the representative stage and was eager to perform well against Bendigo on Saturday.

“We’ve got heaps of experience which is good,” he said.

“I think we’re going to gel really well with ‘Moo’ (Sam) Cowling and Browny’s leadership, even at training everyone is gelling which is really nice.”

Spence is one of three Camperdown players in the Hampden league squad.

Defenders Fraser Lucas and Jack Williams also made the final 23-player team.

Spence said it was a reflection on the Magpies’ strong start at club level.

“Everyone is up and about at five and zip, not many people would have thought that,” he said.

“We’ve had a hard pre-season, just went about our work and set ourselves up hopefully.

“Our run and carry and our skills have been really good around the ground.”