Jets veteran is still firing on all fours
GERRIT Boogerd notched up more than 250 games for the Claremont Jets this season.
The 46- year- old marked his 250th American football game with the club last month against Perth Blitz.
Boogerd joined the club when it was formed in 1989.
“I always enjoyed watching the game and someone asked me to play because they were starting a new team,” he said.
The father- of- three said he had been lucky with injuries over the years.
“I’ve had no major injuries, just bad knees and shoulders, but nothing that’s stopped me from playing,” Boogerd said.
“My biggest lay- off was five games with a knee injury.”
Boogerd is a FIFO worker, so “two weeks recovery is fantastic”.
The Claremont Jets started with senior teams but has expanded to include juniors, with some members being selected for championship teams.
Boogerd said he had no plans to retire because he still enjoyed the game.
“It will depend on how the body and mind is feeling next year,” he said.
Gerrit Boogerd says he has no plans to retire after playing his 250th American football game.