TEMORA fans will get to watch club champion Chris Block run out at Nixon Park for the final time on Saturday.
Block has decided to retire at the season’s end and will play his final home game against North Wagga.
Block, who turns 31 on Monday, admits it will be a sad occasion.
“I think it will be,” he said.
“I don’t get too emotional but I’ve played a lot of games and have a lot of memories there.
“I’ve thought a bit about it this week and it’s tough looking at it when you realise it’s your last game there.”
Block has achieved just about everything in the game.
He is a three-time premiership captain at Temora, best and fairest winner and has played 201 senior games.
Block also won the 2012 Gerald Clear Medal and captained the Farrer League representative team for three years.
Block revealed he almost retired at the end of last season.
“To be honest, I was going to do it last year,” he said.
“Then we had a heap of players leave so I thought I couldn’t really pull the pin then.
“I thought I would try to get another year out of it...but I think I’m about done.”
Block believes Temora are still a serious chance this year.
“For sure, over the last three or four weeks we’ve started to hit our straps,” he said.
“We’ve got to carry that momentum into finals.”
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