Seymour senior football co-captain Dylan Scopel is set to play his 200th senior game this weekend, becoming the 17th player to do so in the club’s history and the first since Matt O’Keefe in 2017.
The Lions will take on Tatura at Kings Park on Saturday, coming off a convincing win over Shepparton Swans at the weekend.
The Lions are second on the Goulburn Valley League senior football ladder, on equal points with top side Echuca.
Scopel made his senior debut for the club in 2010, playing six games while splitting the rest of the season with the Lions’ under 18s side.
Since then, Scopel has been a reliable presence in the senior side, captaining the Lions since 2021 and regularly finishing at the top of club’s best and fairest award.
Seymour president Gerard O’Sullivan congratulated Scopel on the achievement and highlighted his importance to the club over more than a decade of service.
“Dylan has been an incredible player for the Lions and has really set the standard over the past few years,” he said.
“We’re incredibly lucky to have him holding down the backline every week, providing leadership and run from defence.
“Not only has Dylan been a tremendous Lion on field, he’s always been willing to lend a hand around the club and has helped us develop an environment everyone wants to be a part of.
“This [200 games] qualifies Dylan as a life member and establishes him as one of the great players we’ve had the pleasure of watching through the club’s illustrious history.”
Mr O’Sullivan encouraged everyone to get down to Kings Park on Saturday for what will be a massive day for the Lions.
“I’d encourage everyone across the region to get to Kings Park to celebrate Dylan’s career alongside another really important event for the club,” he said.
“We will be holding our fourth annual breast cancer fundraiser, with all funds raised going towards Breast Cancer Network Australia.
“Tickets can be bought online with the event kicking off at 2pm. We’ll also be honouring Sarah Locke who sadly passed just over a year ago after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
“For us, this weekend is about celebrating all the amazing people across our community, enjoying each other’s company and hopefully some big wins across the board for Dylan’s 200th.”
Tickets can be purchased online via www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1090599.