Maryborough Football Netball Club stalwart Cam Skinner plays 400th game

Maryborough Football Netball Club stalwart Cam Skinner reached a record-breaking milestone for himself and the club on Saturday by playing in his 400th club game. Skinner was also the first Magpie to reach 300 senior games in 2015, but now can often be seen pulling on the boots for the reserves side. Photo: supplied.

Even after 400 games, Maryborough Football Netball Club legend Cam Skinner maintains “there’s nothing better than playing footy with your mates”.

Reaching game number 400 for the Magpies on Saturday in which he kicked two goals, Skinner said a few flags and hanging out with his mates are still his favourite football memories.

Playing with Maryborough since under 14s and first debuting as a senior for the Magpies in 1996, Skinner was part of the famed back- to-back senior flags in 1998 and 1999 and also the reserves’ 2010 premiership the same year in which he claimed best and fairest, despite only playing eight reserves games.

“Going back to when we first started, the back-to-back premierships were pretty great and they were good times,” Skinner said.

“The 2010 reserves premiership was pretty good, they were a team that’d beaten us three times throughout that year and we weren’t really expected to win so that was a bit of a surprise.

“Playing with your best mates, driving across when you’re 18-19 years old in the same car as a tight knit group of blokes were some of the best bits of footy.

“When you’re playing with your best mates, everything’s a bit more fun.”

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