Footy players take giant steps | photos and videos

A GROUP of local junior Australian Football players grabbed the chance to pick up a few footy tips from a premiership winning player this week.

Multi-premiership winning forward Steve Johnson with Geelong attended a coaching clinic hosted by the South Coast Junior Australian Football League at Artie Smith Oval.

Now a star forward with the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Stevie J was joined at the clinic with his team-mate Ryan Griffen - a talented midfielder.

The two Giants players spent time with the local GIS academy players and they also gave tips to all the other juniors who attended the clinic.

The two star Giants players graciously gave up their time to attend the clinic and they also signed autographs and posed for photos.

Johnson during his 13 seasons with the Cats, was a member of Geelong's 2007, 2009 and 2011 premiership sides, the 2007 Norm Smith Medallist and a three-time All Australian.

He kicked 452 goals for Geelong and led the club’s goal-kicking in 2008 and 2010.

Johnson joined the Giants at the end of 2015.

Griffen played 202 games for the Bulldogs after making his debut in 2005.

He is a dual best and fairest winner and was All-Australian in 2013.

Griffen arrived at the Giants  in a trade deal with the Western Bulldogs which also saw the club receive pick six in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.