West Adelaide’s Aaron Fielke has conceded he won’t catch the games tally of his uncle Grant despite preparing to reach his 150th Macca’s League game on Saturday.
The 2015 premiership forward, who made his Macca’s League debut in 2007 under then coach Wayne Weidemann, doesn’t sense his body will hold up long enough to match Grant’s impressive record of 364 games for the Bloods.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 28-year-old said he was proud to continue the Fielke legacy at City Mazda Stadium, treasuring the fact he joined Grant (1983) as a premiership player in 2015.
Originally from the Bamera Monash Football Club in the Riverland, Fielke also spent a season at Loxton North FC before travelling to the city regularly to play with the Bloods’ Under-17 side in 2004.
Recalling his first Macca’s League game in Round 17 of 2007, Fielke could vividly remember his first kick landing on the chest of team-mate Jason Porplyzia, who was back playing with the Bloods despite being on the Crows list at the time.
One of the craftiest goalsneaks in the SANFL, Fielke booted 143 majors in the red and black and is hoping to chalk a few more up when his side confronts Sturt at Peter Motley Oval from 2.40pm.