Caboolture celebrates 200-gamers

Lions stalwarts, Corey Wellington and Grant Wilkinson celebrate their 200th games tomorrow.

Caboolture will be celebrating the 200th game of two club stalwarts this weekend.

In the seniors, Grant Wilkinson will notch up the impressive milestone in the match against Kenmore at Alexander Barr Oval.

A Caboolture junior, Wilkinson debuted in 2000 at 17 and has won eight club best and fairest through his senior career, the first of these in only his third season.

Wilkinson said he was honoured to reach a milestone with the Lions.

“The club’s supported me throughout my junior and senior career,” he said.

“It’s great to be able to be able to achieve such a milestone for a great club.”

The mates that Wilkinson has gained through his career are what has kept him at the Lions through his career, he said.

“I’ve grown up with a lot of the players that remain at the club,” he said.

“It’s important to have that friendship with other players.”

In the reserves, club veteran Corey Wellington will have his recent milestone celebrated.

While Wellington actually reached his 200th in Round 1 against Redcliffe, the club is marking the milestone at this weekend’s home game.

Wellington said he had learnt a lot from players such as Scott Wagner and Corey Young in the early part of his senior career and hoped to have a similar impact on the current young crop.

“Caboolture is a good club to be a part of and now I’m getting older, it’s good for me to pass on what the older people taught me,” he said.

Wellington said winning a premiership in his first year of senior footy had been the highlight of his career, but it was made even more special after being on the losing end of four deciders.

The Lions take on Kenmore at Alexander Barr Oval on Saturday at 2:15pm.

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