Where it all started for The Big Q

Quinten Lynch (left) in action for Collingwood.
Quinten Lynch (left) in action for Collingwood.

It’s hard to believe Quinten Lynch was one of the youngest in the side when the Falcons won the 2003 WAFL premiership.

He’s never seemed like a young man.

But as West Perth celebrates the grand final victory’s 10th anniversary, Lynch has recalled how excited he was to win his first major football accolade at the age of 20.

Speaking from his new base at Collingwood, Lynch looked back at his early West Perth days with great appreciation.

He had clear memories of the 2003 grand final victory, in which he booted two goals.

‘At the time, it was the biggest achievement in my career to date, and a real big stepping stone for me to extend my career and get it to where it is today,’ he said.

‘I remember it was an ecstatic feeling when we won, and there were some very memorable celebrations afterwards.’

The man they call The Big Q has gone onto become the most successful player among nine AFL footballers from that successful Falcons side.

Lynch, along with West Perth grand final teammate Mark Seaby, won a premiership with West Coast in 2006 on his way to 209 games for the club.

Now in the twilight of his career, he plies his trade as a ruck-forward at the Magpies where his career games tally stands at 221.