Written by Ali Taleb
Ahead of our massive round 3 clash against Frankston we take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts and sacrifice of our club Co-Captain Peter McEvoy who reaches the achievement of 50 VFL games this weekend.
Reaching 50 VFL games is seen as a fantastic achievement given the ever changing nature of the VFL competition.
Anyone that knows Peter will refer to him as the ultimate professional and someone who has been a loyal club person since joining our club from Box Hill in 2016.
Crossing over from the Box Hill Hawks where he was a Todd Medallist (Development League comp best and fairest winner)in 2014, Peter has become an integral part of our team and club.
In the leadup to his 50thVFL game this weekend, Peter gave some added insight about his journey to our media department.
“It’s definitely taken a lot longer to get to 50 than I would have thought when I first started.
A highlight of my football career would have to be when I debuted for Box Hill in a 2014 final alongside my brother Ben (McEvoy). Somewhat of a memorable moment for me and potentially a low light for Ben.
It has been a battling journey with a lot of highs and a lot of lows.”
After breaking his leg in the 2016 season Peter was asked about the driving force that helps him continue his football journey despite the battles he has faced.
“I really feel as though my best moments in football are in front of me, although if I had to boil it down to one desire, it would have to be the knowledge I want to pass on to the young talent in our side”
Finally, Peter was asked about his favourite moment being a Coburg player and he explained
“In the final round of the 2018 season Jack Sandric had earned his first VFL games after 4 years in the system and it was a moment that had really galvanised the group and a special moment for Jack who from my perspective deserves the title of ultimate professional”
From all members of the Coburg family, we say thank you to a great clubman and look forward to another 50 games. Thanks Peter.
You can catch Peter’s 50thgame at Piranha Park on Sunday 21stApril at 2.10pm, we encourage all of our club members to get to the game and cheer Peter and Lions onto victory!
Ali Taleb is in his first year of his Bachelor of Business (Sports Management/Communications) degree at Latrobe University. The Coburg Football club is in a position to offer opportunities like the one Ali has taken. They are committed to educate our next generation of football leaders.