Britten celebrates 400 of the best

August 16th, 2019

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Jamie Britten has been accused of setting up the perfect milestone game, but he says he just got lucky playing his four hundredth game of football on the same day as Swifts celebrated their centenary.

Jamie Britten with four of his five Swifts jumpers he has worn over the years.

Britten, who has been a long serving player of the Swifts Football Club, didn’t want any attention going into the match despite being thrilled to reach a large individual milestone.

“It was a huge weekend for the club,” Britten said.

“It wasn’t about me, I was just excited to reach the milestone,” Britten said.

Britten has been an outstanding player for the club, playing in the 2003 premiership and being selected as the coach of the 2000-2014 era.

After 14 seasons at the club Britten has never sustained an injury that has seen him sidelined for more than a couple of weeks at a time.

“At five foot six I’m pretty lucky to have been able to play all of my football in the seniors,” Britten said.

“I’ve been injured, but mostly broken bones like my jaw and eye socket.”

Before coming across to Swifts, Britten played eight seasons in the Horsham District Football League, starting in 1989 with Noradjuha Quantong as well as some time in the Ararat District Football League.

The 41 year old is now battling against his age, but is happy just playing his role in the team.

Britten is still unsure whether he will play on next year, but with his son only a couple of years away from a realistic chance of being able to play alongside his father, he is keeping his options open.

“My son is only 11, but it would be amazing to be able to play alongside him. That would make me 46 or 47 years old,” Britten said.

“I’ll just keep myself fit. Never say never.”

Britten celebrated a 79 point win over Rupanyup with his teammates and could not have been happier to share it with that group of guys.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do it without teammates so I’m really thankful for them,” Britten said.

A special moment came during the third quarter when Britten kicked a goal.

Each player from the Swifts team gradually made their way to the milestone man for the traditional pat on the back or rub of the read.

From now Britten and the team will focus on the end of the season and playing as deep into the final series as they can.

“Hopefully we kick into gear now and play good football in the second half of the season,” Britten said.

“I haven’t really spoken to the coaches, but we would be hoping to stay inside the top three and go from there.”

Like most people, Britten thought Laharum was the team to beat. However, playing their best football, which is the fast paced ball movement, he gave CKS Swifts a good chance.

“Finals will be our main focus from here,” Britten said.

Britten will play his 401st game of football tomorrow when they take on Taylors Lake.

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