Northern Blues captain Tom Wilson is part of the fabric of the football club, according to Josh Fraser. (PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Murdoch)
Josh Fraser added to the praise directed towards Northern Blues captain Tom Wilson ahead of this weekend’s milestone game.
Wilson is readying himself for his 100th game this weekend, after eight years of outstanding service for the club.
Fraser and Wilson took on the roles of coach and captain of the club in the same year in 2016.
Ahead of the captain’s landmark game, Fraser said Wilson was worthy of yet another honour in the VFL.
“It’s a rarity that someone stays in the VFL system and plays 100 games, particularly in an alignment where there’s so much turnover,” Fraser said.
“His leadership skills have been outstanding and the way he represents himself, it’s a credit to him.”
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“It speaks to Tommy’s character, perseverance, consistency and leadership that he’ll register the milestone this weekend.
“Hopefully we can make it a memorable occasion for him on Saturday.”
Fellow 100-gamer Brent Bransgrove said Wilson had lived the trademark of the club in the past seasons, growing by the year to go onto become captain.
Fraser echoed the sentiments of Wilson’s predecessor, saying that the latest achievement only added to the captain’s standing at the club.
The 100-game milestone adds to Wilson’s two Laurie Hill Trophies, club Life Membership, his spot in the 2016 VFL Team of the Year and state representation for Victoria last year.
“In just my short time here, I’ve seen him grow enormously as both a person and a player,” Fraser said.
“He’s someone that has become synonymous with our club.
“To reach this milestone makes him a legitimate piece of not only the Northern Blues landscape, but the VFL landscape as well.”