Dreamtime stage for Stringer’s 100th

Jake Stringer will take to the field for his 100th AFL game this weekend, but family still remains a high-priority for the Essendon forward.

Speaking to media at a press conference prior to this Saturday’s game against Richmond at the MCG, which will be the setting for his triple-figure milestone, Stringer said he was hopeful of having his two daughters run out on to the field alongside him.

“I’m just looking forward, firstly, to seeing my kids Milla and Arlo,” Stringer said.

“They haven’t been able to watch me this year, so fingers crossed I can run out with them on Saturday night and have a very special moment with them.

“That’s something that hopefully will get done and hopefully I can enjoy that with them for the five minutes.”

There’s few bigger stages in football than the one Stringer, a former Maryborough local, will play his 100th in front of, with Saturday’s clash between the Bombers and the Tigers also serving as the ‘Dreamtime at the G’ game. The match is the centrepiece of the AFL’s Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round and is expected to attract a crowd of around 90,000.

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