Robina’s Korey Fulton reached his third 100-goal season, with a 14-goal haul in SEQAFL Division Two on the weekend.
Not many footballers can say they’ve kicked 100 goals in a season even once, but Robina’s Korey Fulton has just snagged his third century, in the SEQAFL Division Two competition.
Fulton kicked 14 for the Roos against Nambour on the weekend, taking him into triple digits for the season, with one home and away round left.
It almost wasn’t to be, with Fulton almost withdrawing with hamstring soreness, before the match.
In the end, the veteran reached the milestone before three-quarter time, resting in the final quarter, and said he was pretty happy with the result.
“I nearly made the call to sit out the game,” he said.
“A couple of the boys mentioned it to me before the game – they were keeping a bit of a tally.”
With three young daughters and a business to look after, Fulton said footy had become a bit more of an outlet for him, and he has enjoyed every minute at his new club.
“I use it to have fun,” he said.
“There’s not as many meetings and not as much training and when you have fun you play well.”
“I’m really happy with the bunch of blokes we’ve got down here and it’s a great club.”
Fulton is leading all comers in the Division Two goal-kicking race, 24 majors ahead of Yeronga’s Shaun Mugavin, another South Warrnambool product.
At 36, Fulton said he would wait until season’s end to decide whether to play on.
“The body’s holding up alright, so we’ll see how the season finishes up and weigh it up at the end of the year,” he said.
As dominant key forwards become less prominent in elite footy, Fulton said it was pretty special to have been able to reach a ton at three different clubs.
“I’m pretty proud to have done it in three different competitions,” he said.
“I’ll probably look back on it and be pretty proud.”
Fulton said he wouldn’t consider returning to any higher level footy to play, but would potentially consider coaching down the track.
While he has kicked 101 goals for the season, there is one that still eludes him.
“(Kicking 100) was a goal at the start of the year, but the main one is obviously the premiership,” he said.
“It’s been a long time – my last one was in 1996.
“So, that was my ultimate goal coming to Robina this year, the 100 is just nice.”
Fulton is the fourth Robina player to reach 100 goals, but reached the milestone in the fewest games in the club’s history.