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By Jake Benoiton

In a rare feat for junior football, 17 year old Daniel Thorson has been at the club since the under nines, debuting in 2005.

He has been a member of the St Paul’s family ever since.

Playing in his second season of Under 17s, Daniel is in his last year of junior football and will leave as one of game record holders at the iconic McKinnon-based club.

Ryan Oliver and Matt Rawlings are the only other two players to have recorded the milestone at the club and they completed this feat together in 2007. 

Daniel’s father, Grant, has been involved in the St Paul’s McKinnon Football Club for over ten years – including seven years on the committee.

Keeper of games record at the club, Bruce Eckersall, told the SMJFL of the different roles Grant Thorson has undertaken in his time at the club. 

“Daniel’s father, Grant, has been involved in many facets of Club operations over the past 10 years – some seven years on the Committee, including a number of years in the capacity of Vice President, has Coached & Assistant Coached many of the age-groups over those years, and carried the role of Coach Coordinator/Mentor in at least one season,” Eckersall said. 

For Daniel’s 150th game, St Paul’s defeated Highett 13.9.87 – 10.6.66 in an exciting game to mark the milestone in style.

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Olivia Clarke (SMJFL Media Coordinator)