Brenton Roberts ready for 200th game | Photos

SPECIAL OCCASION: East Wagga-Kooringal's Brenton Roberts will play his 200th game for the Hawks at Gumly Oval on Saturday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
SPECIAL OCCASION: East Wagga-Kooringal's Brenton Roberts will play his 200th game for the Hawks at Gumly Oval on Saturday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

EAST Wagga-Kooringal stalwart Brenton Roberts is not one for fanfare.

From the old school, Roberts is all about getting the job done with a minimum of fuss.

It is that attitude that makes him feel somewhat uncomfortable about his 200th game on Saturday.

“It doesn’t mean a hell of a lot, it’s just another game of footy,” Roberts said.

“I’m pretty proud of being a one club player but other than that, it’s just another game of footy, usual business.”

Roberts, 31, is a two-time club best and fairest winner at EWK, a former assistant coach and a Farrer League representative.

He made his first grade debut for the Hawks in 2004 and has seen a lot of occur during that time, including time in both the Riverina and Farrer Leagues.

“The club has been headed in the right direction for a fair while now,” he said.

“There wasn’t too many wins on the board when I started out, I think we only had one or two in my first year.”

Roberts rates last year’s grand final loss to Temora as his career highlight.

“Last year’s final, even though we lost, you want to be playing in those games,” he said.

“Hopefully I can win a flag before I finish, but they’re a tough thing to get.”

Roberts rates Phil Evans and Ben Perkins as the best players he has played with at EWK, and named Christen McPherson as his toughest opponent.