THE 2015 season has already been a special one for the Haines family, but they will be out to make it even more memorable at Narrandera on Sunday.
The Haines brothers, Will, Brad and Tim, this year got the opportunity to play senior football together for the first time.
On Sunday, they will all be out cap the year off with premiership success.
“I played at Culcairn with Tim and this year Brad moved to Wagga for work so all three of us have finally been able to play together for the first time actually,” Will said.
“We’ve all played senior footy but it’s been at different clubs so to have a year together has been really good.
“Mum and Dad have been pretty happy.”
Will is no stranger at Collingullie despite arriving back at Crossroads Oval to play this year.
Haines played in the Demons’ 2008 and 2010 Farrer League premierships but missed the 2009 flag due to a knee reconstruction.
He spent two years at Hume League club Culcairn and then decided on a return to Collingullie this season.
“I started at Collingullie when I move here and I’ve got some really good friends there,” Will explained.
“I enjoyed the club, the culture of the club is really good and I’ve played finals every year I’ve been there, which is good.”
Traditionally a key defender, Will has made a switch to the forward line late in the season with great success.
He has lined up at centre-half-forward in each of Collingullie’s three finals wins and it is a role he is getting used to.
“It’s only been for the last six or seven games when we got a few injuries late in the season,” Will said.
“They tried me up forward to be a target and it’s been good.
I’ve always played backline so it’s been good not having to chase someone around for a change- Will Haines
“I’ve always played backline so it’s been good not having to chase someone around for a change.”
Will is aiming for his fourth premiership, after also winning a grand final at his home club, Deniliquin Rams, in 2004, in his sixth grand final.
After playing seven first grade games during the year, including the first semi-final win over Leeton-Whitton, Brad is expected to line-up in the reserve grade grand final, pending selection.
Will and Tim will play in first grade.
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