Old Collegians Rachel Alderson got a big surprise last weekend before her team's Warrnambool and District league win against Dennington.
The trusty centre played her 150th senior game and her 250th club match for the Warriors.
But the club decided to keep the milestone under wraps to help give her a day to remember.
"I got there on Saturday and didn't realise it was my 150th - not until I got on the court," she said.
"And they did a little presentation so it was a nice surprise when I got there."
Coach Jess Toleman made a speech which was fitting given they have enjoyed many years at the club together.
"I believe she probably would have been on the court when I debuted in A grade...and I got presented with some flowers and champagne," Alderson said.
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The midcourter made her top-grade debut in round eight, 2011, as a 15 and under player and played alongside her mum, Liz, and older sister, Sarah.
"I think I'd been training with A grade for a few training sessions and Lisa Arundell gave me the opportunity to take the court.
"It was nice having my mum and sister there as well," she said.
Alderson said it was great to clock up the milestone given her family's strong ties to the club.
"My whole family has always been involved at the club, including my dad as well and it's just such a great environment," she said.
"There are so many people we're close to from being out there so it's really nice to play at a club I feel so at home at and get to that milestone."
She said one of the highlights of her career to date was playing alongside both her sisters and mum in A grade.
"There was one game where both my sisters and I and my mum all took the court at the same time so that's a nice memory to have," she said.
The fifth-ranked Warriors have what shapes up as the match of the round this Saturday at Panmure.
The fourth-positioned Bulldogs are only a game ahead with their five wins and three losses.
"Definitely going to be a tough one, they're such a strong team throughout the whole court so it really requires everyone to be at their best just because they're so strong," Alderson said.
The Warriors have already debuted players from 15 and under this season - just like Alderson in 2011.
She encourages young players to back themselves.
"My advice is just to go back to the basics and not to be too nervous, you're out there because the team and coach believe you've got it in you," she said.
"So just not to overthink it.
"And the juniors we've had come on this year have done a great job, they've really held their own."
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