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Steven Dodd will reach 100 milestone with East Fremantle

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 1:36 PM

Steven Dodd will play his 100th game for the East Fremantle Football Club on Sunday.

Steven joined the club from Lynwood Ferndale JFC, before being drafted by the Fremantle Dockers in the 2002 Rookie Draft at pick number 51. He made his AFL debut in Round 20, 2004 against Geelong, having only been elevated from the Rookie list a few weeks before. Steven went on to play 101 games with the Dockers over 7 years, while continuing to play for the Sharks when not playing for Fremantle.

Steven returned to the Sharks full time in 2011, playing 17 League games that year. In 2012 he helped the Sharks reach the Grand Final, earning the Lynn Medal as the club's Best & Fairest.

In 2004, 2012 and 2013 Steven was selected for the WA State Team, and in many people's opinion he narrowly missed out on being named best-on-ground in WA's historic 2013 win over the Victorian team.  

When asked about the 100 game milestone, Steven said "I'm very proud to play 100 games with the Sharks. I played all my juniors in the East Fremantle district, and it's great to be able to come back from the AFL and play at the Club that I love."

East Fremantle's Coach Stephen Malaxos said: "The way Steven has approached playing at East Fremantle since he finished at the AFL has been terrific and he is a great role model for other guys on the field. Steven's ability to play with injury and maintain his performance is testament to his mental toughness and character.

This milestone is a great achievement and we're all very proud of Steven."

This is not Steven's first milestone this year; back in round 16, he joined the exclusive 200 Club: players who have played a combined total of at least 200 games for AFL, state league teams, and state teams.

East Fremantle plays West Perth on Sunday 18th August at Arena Joondalup. Bounce down 2:05pm.