Celebrated Tiger lines up for milestone 250th senior match

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Celebrated Tiger lines up for milestone 250th senior match

Tantanoola’s Braydn Reilly will run out for his 250th A grade game against Nangwarry on Saturday.

A lifelong Tiger, ‘Reilz’ started playing as a Junior Colt in the early 2000s.

He progressed through the grades and in 2006 he was a part of the victorious senior colts premiership team.

He also won the Tantanoola Football Club and League leading goal kicker that year.

He also got his first taste of senior footy under then coach Adam Walden.

In 2007 he was again the senior colts leading goal kicker and was a part of the A Grade side that lost the grand final against Glencoe.

His best footy was in front of him and over the next decade he was to play some very consistent footy with numerous honours which include:

– 2008 A grade Most Improved

– 2009 & 2010 A grade Best Team Man

– 2013 A grade Coaches trophy

– 2014 A grade Most Consistent

– 2017 A grade Best Utility

– 2018 A grade Most Consistent and John Rogers Anzac Day medal for Best on Ground against Kongorong

– 2019 Neil von Duve Memorial A Grade Best Team Man

– 2023 Bill James Memorial Most courageous.

Reilly is an ultra consistent player, always taking on the big tasks and often plays on much bigger opponents but loves the challenge and always puts the team’s interests before his own.

Like an old bottle of wine he keeps getting better with age and over the last few years has played some of his best football.

Last year Reilly was awarded Tantanoola Football Club player life membership when he achieved 250 senior games.

Supported by his wife Kath and daughters Bella and Ruby, Reilly will now be eligible for league life membership with 250 A grade games next to his name.

The Tantanoola Football Club wishes Braydn all the best in Saturday’s game and hopes there are still a few more left in the old body.

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