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Stage set for Tom Biscaro’s 100th to be his biggest game yet

14-Sep-2018

On the eve of an important grand final encounter, Red Roy talks to a favourite son who’s celebrating the occasion with his 100th game for the mighty Roys.

Apart from a few years playing school football and time off last season, Tom Biscaro has played all his footy at Fitzroy. A precocious talent in those early under 12’s years as a tall forward, Tom (whom his lovely mother and stalwart fan Julia always calls Thomas and Kerry W calls Biscuit) has, in latter years, successfully made the switch to the back line.

“The inclusive and welcoming nature is something that’s kept me coming back to play at this club both after my stint with school footy and time away last year,” Tom says.

“And knowing I’d be welcomed back with open arms, regardless of how I performed, and appreciated and supported all the same.

“An amazing playing group, coaching team and other support people around the club over the years always made this place somewhere I’ve felt safe and comfortable. I couldn’t imagine playing my footy anywhere else.”

Tom cites gun footballer and former captain Rory Angiolella as an exemplar of Fitzroy’s underlying spirit.

“This guy deserves every shout out he gets,” Tom says.

“What he’s done for the club and the way he has always supported me is something I’ll always be thankful for. Whenever our chips are down, and things aren’t going our way we know we can count on Rory to be throwing his body in and doing everything he can to get us going.

“He’s a truly inspirational leader with a footy, Kerry burger, or pint in hand.”

If asked two weeks ago to nominate his favourite memory, Tom would’ve said playing every game in the 2012 Reserves season and being fortunate enough to win a premiership.

“But that win over Williamstown to lock in a spot back in Premier B and give us a chance at winning a flag this weekend was the best win I’ve ever been a part of.

“The gutsiness of everyone that day and willingness to keep cracking in right until the end was something that as a leader gave me so much satisfaction and assured me the club is in great hands going forward.

“Let’s hope my fondest memory changes again at 5pm this Saturday, and we tick off our final box for the year.”

 

 


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