KOLORA-Noorat centre Faye Clarke will notch up 100 A grade games for her club today when it hosts Allansford.
The 34-year-old’s journey to a century has been interrupted by the birth of two children and spending some time at her original club Terang Mortlake, but the reliable midcourter maintains the seasons have flown by.
“It has gone quickly,” Clarke told The Standard this week.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the Power.
“It’s a great family club and all of the netball girls are fantastic. We just have a lot of fun and if we happen to win that’s even better.”
Clarke started at Terang as a junior before heading to Noorat.
The business manager has had several stints at the now-merged clubs, collecting premierships and club best and fairests along the way and twice earning a spot in Warrnambool and District league’s team of the year.
“I’m the oldest in the team at Kolora-Noorat,” she said.
“So I guess I’m the level-headed one.
“We’re travelling along OK at the moment but we’re probably not as high on the ladder as where we’d like to be. I think we should go well this season.
“Our friendship with one another really shows on the court.”
The Power, ranked fifth, starts favourite against bottom-ranked Allansford today.
But Clarke is preparing for a contest.
“Every game is a tough game. There’s no easy side,” she said.
“We’re expecting them to be as strong as everyone else.”
Meanwhile, Timboon Demons A reserve defender Lauren Murphy also plays her 100th game today, against Russells Creek.
Murphy arrived at the Demons from Camperdown about eight years ago but took last season off to have baby son Miller.
“It’s a good achievement,” she said. “Hopefully we can get a win (today).”
In other games, Old Collegians will have a tough battle against Dennington, Merrivale should overpower Nirranda, East Warrnambool will have to be at its best to challenge South Rovers, as will Deakin University against Panmure.