Accomplished Marrar footballer Clint Taylor will play his final game in Saturday’s Farrer League grand final.
Taylor has called time on a brilliant career and will hang up the boots after Saturday’s decider where the Bombers will go into battle against North Wagga at Robertson Oval.
The 35-year-old has been one of the Bombers’ greats, highlighted by his selection in Marrar’s Team of the Century earlier in the year.
But the tough centre-half-back has decided the time is right to retire.
“I’ve been thinking about it for the last couple of years now,” Taylor said.
“After last year, I was pretty happy to get a premiership and I almost stopped then but being the 100th year changed my mind and decided to stay for this year.
“This year I’ve only played about half the season and missed the other half with injury so I think the body is telling me it’s time to give it up.”
Taylor said the fact he will be running out for the last time is yet to fully sink in.
“I haven’t really thought about it that way too much really,” he said.
“Every now and again it pops into your head that this is it. The last training run on Thursday and last game on Saturday but other than that I’m thinking about it as just another game really and how it will pan out.
“I’m just excited to get out there and play.”
Taylor would love nothing more than to finish with a grand final victory.
“It’d pretty much be the icing on the cake,” he said.
“I’m very pleased with what happened last year and finally getting a premiership at Marrar. To go back-to-back in the 100th year in my last game would be pretty special though.”
Taylor made his senior debut at Marrar as a 17-year-old back in 2000. He is a two-time best and fairest winner at the club, premiership player, Gerald Clear Medallist, senior coach for two years, while also winning three flags at Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong.
He is confident he can add a second premiership at Marrar to his list of achievements.
“You’ve got to be. Going off the last two times we’ve played them, there might be a mental edge there maybe,” he said.
“Anything can happen in a grand final. You’ve got to be confident, you can’t go in thinking you’ll lose.”