Redbacks player Mark Mills will celebrate his 100th game for the AFL Redbacks this weekend.
Redbacks player Mark Mills will celebrate his 100th game for the AFL Redbacks this weekend. ELOISE HANDLEY

Mills milestone

PLAYING at home this weekend against Lockyer Valley will, in itself, be a milestone for the Redbacks as it will be the first time these two teams have played each other since the mid-1990s.

Well before Mark Mills started as a junior with the Redbacks in 2001.

Mills was the U17 captain and was awarded best and fairest that year. Tomorrow Millsy will take to the field for his 100th senior game.

Having missed a season with an employment transfer in 2005 and another season with a serious stomach virus on his return to Warwick, it has been a long haul for Mills, but one of great effort and a very entertaining one for the screaming ladies of the club.

“We love you Millsy” is often heard in chorus at games, home or away.

Another key player for Warwick is Clinton McErvale. He will play his 50th club game tomorrow for the Reddies.

One of the four clubs Macca has played for is Lockyer Valley. His 50 games fade into insignificance really, because he will shortly play his 200th game in the AFL DD.

McErvales’s career in the DD has been stellar – twice runner-up in the competition’s Fairest and Best Holman Medal, twice leading goal scorer at Toowoomba Tigers, club champion, and best and fairest at Lockyer Valley.

Macca is back with the Redbacks this season after missing two years due to a full knee reconstruction.

One of Macca’s finest hours came against Kingaroy at Slade Park in 2002 when he went on a goal kicking spree snapping no less than 16 goals off his own boot.



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