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Fevola eyes future life as a policeman

By Jim Morton 04/02/2010 04:52:49 PM Comments (0)

Brendan Fevola will wear the Brisbane Lions colours for the first time on Valentines Day, but has revealed he would love to be in blue again - as a policeman.

The former Carlton star on Thursday told grade six students at Cooroy State School on Queensland's Sunshine Coast of a long-time desire to work in the police force.

Attending the primary school as part of the Lions community camp, Fevola was king of the kids in a question-and-answer session with Brisbane teammates Josh Drummond, Sam Sheldon and Callum Bartlett.

The full-forward announced he would officially begin his second football career on February 14 when he lines up for his new club against the Western Bulldogs in the opening round of the NAB Cup in Canberra.

Once his AFL playing days end, Fevola will consider finishing a university course he started three years ago.

"Three years ago I actually studied for three months at Griffith University, here in Queensland, to be a policeman," he told students.

Asked later if he wanted to finish the course and enter the force, he said: "I actually do want to be a policeman."

But Fevola, who also revealed maths was one of his favourite subjects at school, would prefer to be in forensics like "Grissom from CSI", than walking a beat.

"I just don't want to do the patrol stuff ... but unfortunately you have to."

His alcohol-fuelled antics at last year's Brownlow Medal led to an end to his 11 seasons at the Blues, allowing the Lions to swoop at trade week.

Drummond said it had taken the 29-year-old little time to make his mark at Brisbane, rating him one of the leaders at the club along with skipper and fellow power forward Jonathan Brown, and his four vice-captains.

But it's still taking Fevola time to build his profile in rugby league-loving Queensland.

One student was struck by his likeness to another big, polarising footballer and asked: "Hey, do you know you look just like ... "

Before he could utter the name, Fevola said "Willie Mason. Yeah, I get that a bit up here.

"But Big Willie's is a bit bigger and a bit uglier than me," he said with a smile.

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