Sport milestones celebrated

Several sporting milestones were celebrated at the weekend, with players across the Limestone Coast welcoming their 100th to 400th game alongside their teammates and their clubs. 

First up was Hannah Fraser, who marked her 100th game at Mount Burr Netball Club. 

Fraser started playing seniors at the netball club in 2014 and has been described as “a reliable team member who is inclusive of everyone in the club”. 

A real community club person, Fraser, who was described as “a quiet achiever”, is a mid-court player who  willingly helps around the club as a volunteer, whether sell- ing raffle tickets or taking her turn in the canteen. 

In 2021,  she is supporting the Junior Colts team as its team manager. 

In other Mozzies news, two footballers at Mount Burr Football Club marked milestones over the weekend, with Tyler Stanley hitting 150 senior games in the 121A and 28B leagues and long-standing club man Tim Little marking 100 senior games. 

Stanley was the 2017 A Grade Best and Fairest before being chosen in the MSE interleague team in 2018 and named in the 2019 MSE team of the year. 

In addition, Mr Little made his senior debut in 1992, a year when he guided the senior team to a premiership and won the club’s Best and Fairest. 

After spending a season with Millicent and several with Tantanoola, he returned to Mount Burr for its 2000 A Grade premiership. 

Meanwhile, the biggest milestone of the weekend was celebrated at Millicent Football Club, where Jeremy ‘Tinka’ Hales celebrated 400 club games, of which 195 were spent in the club’s A Grade and 205 in its Reserves. 

Now a long-standing member of the club, Hales at one  stage was labelled “too small and too light to make the next step to senior footy”. 

Whoever said that must surely feel like  a fool, with Hales welcoming multiple club awards, includ- ing a league runner-up medal in 2019 at 41-years-old. 

Respected clubman Craig ‘Gizzy’ Gysbers (above) also celebrated a milestone at the weekend, welcoming 250 games for the club, with 195 spent with Millicent’s A Grade and 55 with its Reserves.

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