TANTANOOLA Football Club stalwart Hayden Brown will reach a major milestone this weekend when he runs out for his 200th A Grade game for the Tigers.
Brown started his football journey for Tantanoola at an early age in the junior colts and it was not long before his natural talent was on show, with best and fairest awards in the junior and senior colts, along with runner-up in both grades.
In 2006 he played his first A Grade game and went on to play in the Tigers’ first premiership in 20 years under coach Adam Walden.
Brown was captain of the Under 17 interleague side and was runneriup in the league best and fairest that year, while in 2009 he captained the Mid South East Under 19 interleague side.
He has been captain numerous times for the Tigers A Grade side and leads by example, with his relentless attack on the ball.
His work off the field is something the club is grateful for and he has coached both junior and senior colts sides, been the assistant coach of the A Grade and played an active role on the committee for numerous years.
Other awards over the years include runner-up and best and fairest in A Grade, along with most courageous in 2018 and 2019.