HISTORY was made for the New Norfolk Junior Football Club recently when Under 16.5 player Brodie Scanlon played his 134th club game and claimed the honour of the most games played on record, toppling the record held by Jake Bearman who in 2016 played his 133rd club game.
NNFJC registrar Justin Benson said Brodie was seen as one of the leaders in the U16.5 team and also played at a higher level with the New Norfolk District Football Club’s teams as time permits. “Brodie started playing in Under 8s in 2012 as an enthusiastic seven-year-old,” Justin said.
“He played with Bradley Chaplin from the beginning of his junior football career until 2021 – the same year he won a club Best and Fairest by a whopping 12 votes. Brodie is now coached by Tristan Triffett and has always been seen as one of the coaches reliable, go-to players,” he said.
“Thank you Brodie for your loyalty by playing all your junior football with the Eagles. Congratulations on becoming a record holder,” Justin said.
Brodie Scanlon record of achievement
134 club games played with NNJFC
2017 winner of Under 12s Best & Fairest Award (Lyn Harris Memorial Medal) with 22 votes
2018 winner of Under 14s Coaches Award
2019 placed third in Under 15s Best & Fairest Award, three votes behind winner
2019 winner of Under 15s Most Consistent Award.
2020 runner-up in Under 15A Best & Fairest Award, three votes behind the winner
2021 winner of Under 16.5 Claremont Eagles team Best and Fairest Award (Geoff and Carol Horne Medal) winner with 67 votes