By Sports Marketing Solutions
Cameron Banks, striker for the Woonona Sharks Football Club has entered the proud history of one of the Illawarra’s oldest football clubs this afternoon when he lead his side out onto Ocean Park, chalking up his 300th club game for the senior club, one of the few player’s in the club’s 127 year known history to reach the 300 game milestone.
The 32 year old made his Woonona senior football club debut in 2003 against Fernhill, sparking a record 14 seasons with the club where he featured in 4 Grand Finals, including the 2011 and 2012 back to back Grand Final success of the club, assisting the promotion of the club into Premier League on two occasions, as well as receiving many golden boot awards at club and district level.
The passionate and quietly spoken striker had a short stint away from Ocean Park in 2011 when he joined Port Kembla, however soon returned back home mid-season where he steered the Sharks to the 2011 First Grade Grand Final victory over Warilla Wanderers, as well as being awarded the Matt Horsley Medal for his best on field effort in the Grand Final.
“To receive the Matt Horsley Medal and win that Grand Final after returning mid-season is the proudest moment in my career with Woonona.”
“There was also the time when the club won all three Grand Finals on the same day. That was a great day and I’m still sure that it hasn’t been done before with any other club in the Illawarra.” A proud Banks stated of the achievement in 2005.
“The Woonona Football club is a great, friendly club with a long history. To play 300 games, it has been a tough journey but to be mentioned in the same sentence as some of the Woonona greats, that is an achievement in itself.” Banks said.
In recent weeks and staying injury free, the Sharks front man has turned back the clock to return to career best form in a bid to assist the Sharks in their quest to drive up the Premier League ladder. The Sharks returned to form with an impressive display against the Cringila Lions at the halfway point of the Premier League Season and will be looking to continue that form for the rest of the season, however the result today didn’t go their way, falling to Tarrawanna.
“It was nice to score a goal today but right now as a club, we need to concentrate on winning matches and climbing the Premier League ladder, that’s the main focus” Banks said after Saturday’s match.
**** COVER PHOTO – 300 Games today for Woonona Sharks Cameron Banks.****