It was an excellent result for Fitzroy Football Club on Saturday. Not only did both the Seniors and Reserves come away with wins but we also celebrated three players reaching significant milestones at the club.
Sam Baker has reached the fantastic milestone of 150 games with Fitzroy Football Club. Sam joined Fitzroy in 2008 where he played 10 games with the U19s and nine with the Seniors. From 2009 onwards, Sam has been a key figure in our Senior team. He played in the 2009 Grand Final which saw the club elevated from D1 to Premier C and he also played in the 2012 Grand Final resulting in the elevation to Premier B, the highest in the club's VAFA history.
Co-coach, Nick Mitchell, describes Sam as a no nonsense, head over the footy, human cannonball, mixed with the right amount of flair. Everyone loves
to watch him play.
David Lee played his 100th game for Fitzroy on Saturday. David joined the club in 2008 and has a few seasons off over the journey. A versatile player, he has the ability to play at both ends of the ground. Nick states that “David is a flexible player, proving time again that he is just as capable of kicking goals as he is at stopping them, which is a testament to his ability as a footballer.”
Liam Sugrue joined Fitzroy in 2013. He played a few games in his first year with the Thirds and had a particularly good season for the Thirds in 2014. From 2015 onwards, Liam has been a regular player for both the Reserves and Seniors teams. “Liam is arguably the most improved player at the club as he has not played football for that long. Each season his game has gone to a new level and this season he has played some great footy, particularly at senior level” says Nick. Liam played his 50th game on Saturday.
Congratulations to Sam, David and Liam!
Image: Sam Baker celebrates 150 games