Mile­stones to be recog­nised at home game

South Western Times - - Sport -

TWO of the Printsync South West Slam­mers’ most pop­u­lar play­ers will be hon­oured this week­end for their fan­tas­tic ser­vice to the club.

Men’s cap­tain Clive Wee­den will play his 150th game for the Slam­mers when they take on the Kala­munda East­ern Suns, while women’s co-cap­tain Kate Field­ing will be recog­nised for play­ing her 250th game ear­lier this month against Cock­burn.

Field­ing said she was proud to rep­re­sent the club in more than 250 games.

“I’m su­per pumped to reach a mile­stone that only a se­lect few have and to be along­side my best friend in Lisa Cartwright is pretty spe­cial,” she said.

The 32-year-old said the mile­stone was some­thing she did not think she would achieve.

“Es­pe­cially af­ter mov­ing to Perth for a few years and not think­ing I would be back in Bun­bury,” she said.

“It was al­ways some­thing I prob­a­bly hoped to achieve be­cause I love this club and wanted to play for as long as I could.”

Field­ing said she was yet to make a de­ci­sion as to whether she would play next year.

“But this year has def­i­nitely made me re­alise I can keep play­ing,” she said.

“I’ve pulled up re­ally well from games, even dou­ble head­ers which sur­prised me. I would like to keep play­ing for as long as my body lets me, but at what level, I’m not sure yet.”

Slam­mers men’s coach Carl Cata­lano said Wee­den had been great for the club on and off the court.

“What he has brought to the club and pro­gram for the past seven years has been out­stand­ing,” he said.

“We still talk about it in the chang­e­rooms. His work ethic and work rate week in, week out is fan­tas­tic.

“The guys all look up to him and love play­ing with him and I love coach­ing him.”

Pic­ture: Mitchell Wood­cock

South West Slam­mers men's coach Carl Cata­lano presents cap­tain Clive Wee­den with me­mento for play­ing 150 games for the club. Wee­den will reach the mile­stone this Satur­day night against the Kala­munda East­ern Suns.

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