Shearing clippers needed for creative lockdown trim

As lockdown lifts around Victoria, many residents have been unable to get to the hairdresser for their usual trim. In Stawell the MacPherson’s had to get creative, with seven-year-old Archie getting the sheep shearing clippers out to look like one of his favourite footballers. Archie was already rocking the mullet hairstyle, but as he was unable to get to the hairdresser, his father Staw MacPherson lent a helping hand. Archie, a passionate Western Bulldogs fans, said he was inspired to follow in the footsteps of one of his favourite players, Aaron Naughton. “I just wanted to be like Aaron Naughton and look like a good footballer, that’s all,” he said. “We just used Dad’s clippers and I had a mullet before. READ MORE: “During lockdown I couldn’t get there for a haircut so Dad gave it a bit of a touch up “I said when I was doing his we might as well get the sheep on as well so the next day we did it too.” Now there are two Aaron Naughton-style haircuts on the MacPherson property. The eye-catching haircuts also proved popular on social media, with 7AFL sharing the picture across their social media and on their post-game show. Archie was on edge on Saturday as he watched his Bulldogs score a nail-biting win over the Brisbane Lions in their AFL semi-final clash. “I was shaking,” Archie said as he watched his Bulldogs score a one-point win. OTHER NEWS: “I don’t know what I was thinking. I was just staring at the game not blinking. “I was so nervous when I was watching.” And after the nailbiting win, Archie was hoping his hero can help guide the Bulldogs to a preliminary final win over Port Adelaide a week later. “I’m not sure how the Bulldogs will go without Weightman, but I think it’ll be a close game,” he said. “We beat the Brisbane Lions and I think Brisbane is better than Port Adelaide, so the Bulldogs might win, but I don’t know. “I think Naughton will kick three or four goals hopefully.” If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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TRIM: Archie and his sheep with their new haircuts. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

As lockdown lifts around Victoria, many residents have been unable to get to the hairdresser for their usual trim.

In Stawell the MacPherson’s had to get creative, with seven-year-old Archie getting the sheep shearing clippers out to look like one of his favourite footballers.

Archie was already rocking the mullet hairstyle, but as he was unable to get to the hairdresser, his father Staw MacPherson lent a helping hand.

Archie, a passionate Western Bulldogs fans, said he was inspired to follow in the footsteps of one of his favourite players, Aaron Naughton.

“I just wanted to be like Aaron Naughton and look like a good footballer, that’s all,” he said.

“We just used Dad’s clippers and I had a mullet before.

“During lockdown I couldn’t get there for a haircut so Dad gave it a bit of a touch up

“I said when I was doing his we might as well get the sheep on as well so the next day we did it too.”

Now there are two Aaron Naughton-style haircuts on the MacPherson property.

FRIENDS: Archie and a newborn Bluey. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The eye-catching haircuts also proved popular on social media, with 7AFL sharing the picture across their social media and on their post-game show.

Archie was on edge on Saturday as he watched his Bulldogs score a nail-biting win over the Brisbane Lions in their AFL semi-final clash.

“I was shaking,” Archie said as he watched his Bulldogs score a one-point win.

“I don’t know what I was thinking. I was just staring at the game not blinking.

“I was so nervous when I was watching.”

And after the nailbiting win, Archie was hoping his hero can help guide the Bulldogs to a preliminary final win over Port Adelaide a week later.

“I’m not sure how the Bulldogs will go without Weightman, but I think it’ll be a close game,” he said.

“We beat the Brisbane Lions and I think Brisbane is better than Port Adelaide, so the Bulldogs might win, but I don’t know.

“I think Naughton will kick three or four goals hopefully.”

If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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