READY: Vince White in possession for Warwick Redbacks at Warwick Credit Union Oval. He will play at Rockville on Saturday.
READY: Vince White in possession for Warwick Redbacks at Warwick Credit Union Oval. He will play at Rockville on Saturday. Gerard Walsh

Aussie rules player drives three hours for game of footy

AUSSIE RULES: Vince White learnt his Aussie rules in South Australia but now plays for the Warwick Redbacks in the AFL Darling Downs competition.

He will line up on Saturday at Rockville Oval for a Redbacks team needing to beat Coolaroo to book a spot in the September 14 grand final.

White, 25, is a stay at home Dad with his wife Rhianne teaching at Bungunya State School west of Goondiwindi.

For the past two seasons, he played with Goondiwindi and when the Hawks had a lot of players this year, he joined a Redbacks team.

"I got to know some of the Warwick players through opposing them at the game,” he said.

Living almost three hours drive from Warwick, White only travels to games.

"I do three training sessions weekly at home between one and three hours duration.”

Fans who spot a one-year-old boy at today's game could be looking at Walter White.

"It is great to be a stay at home Dad and see all Walter's milestones, he is always chasing a footy,” White said.

"We are hoping to be transferred to the Warwick area next year.”

White joined Warwick in round 4 this season and has only missed one game, his son's birthday in May.

His best position is centre half forward but he is happy to play anywhere in the starting 18 or off the bench.

"I am used as a bit of an impact player,” he said.

"There will be a lot of body to body contact in the game but we can win.”

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