It’s not often a birthday and a grand final victory fall on the same day but Nirranda’s Gary Robinson is one of those lucky few to have got a chance to do it.
The big key forward, also know as “The Big Show” to adoring Blues fans, celebrated his 42nd birthday and kicked four goals in the 31-point victory over Old Collegians on Saturday.
Robinson, who also played in the 2016 victory, said the day and win was dedicated to his family.
“It’s fantastic as an old fella to be rolling around and I’m really impressed to be able to do it in front of my kids,” he said.
“My biggest priority is to look after my kids and be a good dad for my young bloke who is starting to play footy now because he is nearly a teenager.”
Robinson, whose season tally of goals reached 71 after Saturday’s haul, said it was more fantastic to see the younger players in the group experience the joys of winning a premiership than enjoying the victory on his birthday.