Locos coach Hutchinson enjoys a family business

Growing up in the small town of Victoria, Australia, in the late 1980s and early 90s, John Hutchinson understood the principles and priorities of the playground. He knew he wanted to play family game, soccer, he would have to get in line.

Victoria is not a football country.

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El Paso Locomotive coach John Hutchinson leads the team during training at the West Side Soccer Complex

“To get a football game at school, I had to play 100 games (Australian Rules Football),” said Hutchinson, who was appointed in December to become the second manager of El Paso Locomotive history.

“I love AFL. When you are in Victoria you have to have an AFL team. You really choose the team because that’s what you have to do in Victoria. My team was Collingwood.

“I love my AFL, but Mum and Dad were football (soccer) continuously. That was our family. I asked Mom the other day, ‘Do you like football?’ He said, ‘If I belong to this family, I have to love football.’

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