Seymour Telegraph

Lions legend’s 200th headlines huge weekend

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Seymour Lions co-captain Dylan Scopel is set to play his 200th senior game this weekend as Seymour takes on Tatura at Kings Park, becoming just the 17th player to do so in the club’s history and the first since Matt O’Keefe in 2017.

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, being captain since 2021 and regularly finishing at the pointy end of club’s bestand-fairest votes.

Seymour Lions 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,” O’Sullivan 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 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,” Mr O’Sullivan 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 the link https://www.trybooking.com/ events/landing/1090599

 ?? ?? Milestone man: Captain Dylan Scopel is set to make his 200th appearance for the Lions on Saturday.
Milestone man: Captain Dylan Scopel is set to make his 200th appearance for the Lions on Saturday.

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