Triple century for Ben

Warnbro Swans president Ian Cramer, Ben Voges and league coach Lee Dawson.
Warnbro Swans president Ian Cramer, Ben Voges and league coach Lee Dawson.

Voges first turned out for a Warnbro side in under-8s in 1988 and has spent the past 27 winters pulling on the Swans� jersey each weekend.

The club stalwart was appointed club captain at the beginning of this season, and told the Courier he�d been pretty lucky not to suffer any serious injuries on his way to the triple-century milestone.

�I had a groin injury that put me out for about eight weeks once, and I�ve had a few rolled ankles but my body has been good to me and I�m still holding up well,� he said.

The 34-year-old schoolteacher said he loved the club and its people, describing it as a �great place to play footy and spend the weekends�.

He will lead his teammates out tomorrow when they take on Canning/South Perth at home, and said playing on Anzac Day for his 300th game made the big occasion �pretty special�.

The Swans secured a late win in last weekend�s clash against Kenwick at Mills Park, kicking a goal with the last play of the game.

Warnbro controlled most of the play but a well-drilled Kenwick backline repelled their scoring opportunities.

The first quarter was even and Kenwick took a one-goal lead into half-time.

With 10 minutes to play, Kenwick had kicked out to a three-goal lead, but inspirational play from Mat Rozvaczy and Michael Sermon turned the tide.

Having only registered six goals to this point, Warnbro scored 29 points in the final term to win by one.