Mark Jamieson, nicknamed ‘Junior’ has been an amazing servant for East Brighton over the past 20 years, playing at a high and consistent level giving his all for the club in every game he has played.
Mark has only missed 10 games in his 20 year tenure and thats due to a hand injury that kept him sidelined.
Head of football operations at East Brighton FNC, Brendon Stuart, had nothing but positive things to say about Mark. “He’s the life of the club, an unbelievable servant who has done everything for the club and cared so much and never asked for a cent.” Stuart said.
“Mark has played with us for 20 years, he has won multiple premierships in Division 1 with us, I believe he kicked 7 in one Grand Final! He really could've been playing at a higher level then us.”
Mark himself is looking forward to the game saying, “It’s always fun to run out with boys for the club and playing for a win… Saturday will be a good time with a few of the old team mates there, it’ll be a good day out.”
When looking back on his favourite memories in the past 20 years Mark pinpointed 2 key memories, “There was a few games I got to play with all my brothers, that was a pretty special feeling i'm glad I got to do that, but also winning 3 division 1 premierships with this club will always be special.”
“The club is a second home to me, I love the people involved in it. I'm happy I got to spend 20 years here.” Mark added.
The club are expecting a decent turnout to celebrate ‘Juniors’ milestone, inviting a lot of his old team mates, with most expected to be there and the others not being able to make it due to living in a different state or even work.
The Club have made a banner for Mark to run through to commemorate his special day, and after the game everyone will stay around and have a few drinks with Mark.
“That’s all he wanted to do… Mark just loves to play footy with his mates and after his game to have a beer.”
When asked what the future of his playing career looks like, Mark confirmed that this was his last year playing footy, and that he will miss it and is very thankful for what East Brighton FNC has done for him over the past 2 decades.
Everyone at the Southern FNL congratulates Mark for reaching this amazing milestone and wishes nothing but the best for this weekend and his future. Be sure to head down to East Brighton to congratulate Mark and enjoy his special occasion.