Wilston Grange’s Rory Molan will play his 100th game tomorrow.
Grange’s Rory Molan will line up for his 100th senior game, against Coolangatta, this weekend.
The 24 year-old , who was a Grange junior, has a long association with the Gorillas and said he was looking forward to the game.
“It’s probably the proudest moment of my footballing career,” he said
“I feel like I’m really part of the club, having been around there since I was a kid and I’ve got a big family presence around the club.”
At only 24, Molan is a relatively young 100-gamer, but he feels like it’s been a long time coming.
“It’s taken me a while to get there,” he said.
“(But) I feel like I’m only a o young fella, so I’ve still got a lot to go.”
Molan said the milestone would be extra motivation for the weekend’s match.
“I think being a bigger game, I’ll probably push myself a bit harder,” he said.
“I don’t’ want to let anyone down.”
The midfielder/forward said over his 100 games, the opportunity to play with his brother and two cousins for the first time in one game, last season, was one of the highlights of his career.
While he is yet to play in a winning final, Molan said he was excited to be a part of the Gorillas’ finals push this season.
“I think this is probably our best chance yet since I’ve been playing senior footy,” he said.
Molan said it was special to be able to clock up the milestone with teammates such as Drew Campbell, who he has known since junior footy.
“I just love playing with mates and the feeling you get when you win and sing the song.”
Grange coach Matt Trewhella said his side would definitely be playing for Molan on Saturday.
“I couldn’t think of anything better than giving the guy a win in his 100th game,” he said.
“I think it makes it a bit more special.”
While Molan adds a lot to the side on the field, Trewhella said his popularity off the field reflected his standing at the club.
“There’s not one person at the club that wouldn’t like him,” he said.
“He doesn’t say too much but when he does people listen.”