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King Colbert is a merry soul

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September 02, 2017

Brent Colbert is chaired off the ground by his teammates and players after getting a win in his 200th club game for Seymour.

Seymour playing-coach Brent Colbert celebrated his 200th game at Kings Park on Saturday.

Colbert first came to the club in 2006 from the Northern Bullants and has won two premierships in 2006 and 2007 and is listed at half-back in the 2000-09 Team of the Decade.

He’s been coach of the Lions since 2014.

‘‘When I first headed up the highway, I just thought I’d come up and pretty much see how it goes,’’ Colbert said.

‘‘You don’t really put a timeline on it and 12 years later I’m still doing it.

‘‘I’ve always said if you’re doing something you enjoy then why change it?’’

Colbert has been able to share some special memories in his time at the club.

His 150th milestone-game was also Shane Schottner’s last.

Colbert was rapt with the performance his side put on against Euroa and said his 200th was definitely a day he’ll remember for a long time.

‘‘If I look back over my last 200 games, the premierships were amazing. I mean that’s what you play footy for, to win premierships, and I’ve been lucky enough to get two, but I love the people I’ve met along the journey,’’ Colbert said.

‘‘Pretty much all my best mates now are guys I’ve met through Seymour who I didn’t even know before I got here.

‘‘Guys like Jeff Anderson, Bernie Haberman and Matty O’Keefe. I never knew any of these guys before I came to Seymour and there’s so many more too.’’

Prior to the bounce, Colbert was inducted as a life member of the Goulburn Valley League by board members Mick Williams and Jacqui Thompson.

Colbert recently announced it was time for him to step down from his coaching role at the end of this season, but his playing future remains uncertain.

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