For the second time this State League season, Kade Munday’s games played tally has put the Burnie captain in the spotlight as his Dockers career hits yet another high point.
Nanjing Night Net

BIG MOMENT: Burnie captain Kade Munday will play his 300th game for the Dockers on Saturday when the team travels to Launceston to play the Blues at Windsor Park.

The 33-year-old will run out for the club for the 300thtime on Saturday at Windsor Park when Burnie face Launceston.

This magic moment comes after the midfielderbroke the club’s games record in April.

“It is hard to say really what this means to me, but I know by the time Saturday comes it will really kick in for me,’’ Munday said.

“It is one of those things I will look back on when I finish up, but 300 at this level is probably the big one.

“To get this you have to have a lot of luck and a lot of support.

“When you get to 100 and then to 200, you do start to think that maybe there aren’t too many left, but while you are still contributing to the team, you keep on playing.

“It is one of those things when you first start out you don’t really think about though.”

The five-time premiership player (four in the NTFL and one in the State League) said the fact his love for the game and the club had not dropped since debuting in 2001 was a major reason for his longevity in the game.

“The people you play with people keep you playing as well.

“You have to enjoy still playing on a Saturday with these blokes and if you can get a result with them, that really is what is all about.”

Munday rated current teammate Andrew Lee and former co-captain Luke Shackleton as two men that have made his time more enjoyable.

And those flags are the standout moments of his time at the club.

He is hopeful there is at leastone more premiership to add to that collection before his career is over.

The team getting back to the level displayed in the win over Glenorchy in his earlier milestone match is what will be required to ensure that dream can be achieved this year.

“I think we can get back there, as our first quarter on the weekend (against Lauderdale) was some of the best footy that we have played.

“We’ve just got to do it for four quarters and that’s what we are building on for the rest of the season.”

Munday sees the clash with Launceston as more of a chance to put four quarters of football togetherrather than a personal celebration.

But he knows that won’t be easy against a the Blues,who seriously challenged the third-placed Dockersat West Park earlier in the season.

“They are one of those teams that if you get on top of them early, you can run away with it.

“But in saying that, we did do that early at West Park and they came back at us.

“They always play well against us and we will be aiming to go up to play good football for the full four quarters, something we haven’t done for a while.

“That will be our main focus, and if we do that, then we know the result will take care of itself.”

Munday said his football future was something that was on his mind, but he wouldn’t be making any decisions until the end of the season.

“But as long as I still think I can contribute, I will continue to play.”

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