Mel Green celebrates 200th career game

FORMER New Norfolk women’s football team coach Mel Green notched up her 200th career game on Saturday during the Brendon Browning Memorial Day at Pontville, but her fully tally is even greater.

Mel’s football career began in the Under-8s but her 200 senior games consist of 88 with the Clarence Football Club, 61 with Lindisfarne and one with Kingborough. She also has played 40 games with the New Norfolk District Football Club, eight with the Tasmanian AFL Masters and one each with the Lindisfarne Masters and Southern Representative Team.

She has been involved in many grand finals over the years, winning premierships with Clarence in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, Lindisfarne in 2017 and 2018, and New Norfolk in 2022. During her career with New Norfolk, Mel became the first woman to play a senior game with her daughter (Maddison) and also played alongside her niece Monique.

In recognition of her great career, the SFL Division 3 women’s grand final medal is named in her honour. The New Norfolk District Football Club says it has been very lucky to have Mel involved with the Eagles over the last few years and it congratulates her on her stellar career. “We look forward to her continued involvement with the club for many years to come,” a spokesperson said.

New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News is a sponsor of the New Norfolk District Football Club.

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