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Club honours ‘kid from Broken Hill’

Saturday, 5th September, 2020

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Only three players in the 100-year history of the Adelaide-based Goodwood Saints have managed to play 300 senior football matches for the club.

Today, Silver City export Simon Brooks will become the fourth.

The ‘kid from Broken Hill’ was enticed to the club by A grade coach Trevor Hill prior to the 2003 season.

“A lightly built lad with good skills, quick feet and a lot of talent, it was clear Brooksy was going to have a bright future at the club, although what would follow ended up being much more than that,” the club posted on its Facebook Page.

Brooks is the A grade games record holder, a six-time Division 1 premiership player, state representative, and captain of the club.

“(He’s) a man who loves the club, does so much around the club and encapsulates what this club is about,” the Saints said.

“It’s been a tough slog the past couple of seasons with his body not being 100% and I’m sure the thought of reaching 300 games was somewhat of a carrot in getting through the injuries, and it’s a credit to his professionalism and drive that his form hasn’t wavered in that time.

“The club thanks you for your service on and off the field Brooksy, it’s been a privilege  to have you, Jodie and kids so involved with the club and we wish you the best of luck on Saturday.”

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