Defender marks netball milestone

READY TO PLAY: Alisha Chadwick and Jordan Macilwain. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

READY TO PLAY: Alisha Chadwick and Jordan Macilwain. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

DEFENDER Alisha Chadwick will become a life member of the Bendigo Football Netball League this season as she will play her 300th game with Maryborough. 

Chadwick, who began playing with the Magpies in 1993, said it was a special achievement. 

“I will also be the first person at the club to have played 300 games so it is something special,” she said. 

The veteran netballer has had a decorated career despite not winning a flag as yet. 

Chadwick won the Betty Thompson Medal as the best player in the BFNL A-grade competition in the 2010 season. 

“That was pretty exciting and a surprise, considering it happened late in my career,” she said. 

“Maryborough made one grand final and we lost it but that was another career highlight.” 

Young gun Jordan Macilwain, who plays alongside the Maryborough goal defender, will also mark a milestone this weekend. 

She will play her 150th game against Castlemaine at Princes Park on Saturday. 

“It is great that we can celebrate the achievement together,” Chadwick said. 

Maryborough is currently fifth spot on the A-grade ladder with seven games remaining. 

“From the outset this season we have wanted to play finals so hopefully we can,” Chadwick said.

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