This weekend we celebrate our two leaders, our club captain Brayden Huston and our vice-captain Tyler Turner as both are playing their 100th first-grade game for the club. We have had a lot of players over the years play a lot of games for the club but to play 100 games at the highest level is a remarkable effort and both the boys and their families should be extremely proud.
Playing one game of first grade is a feat in itself, not many players get to experience that but just because you play one first-grade game doesn’t guarantee you will be picked to play two or three let alone 100 games.
Tyler joined the club as a 14-year-old, he made the call to move clubs and definitely found his home here at Kawana. Tyler is a pretty easygoing character on and off the park and his easygoing nature has played a big part in achieving his 100 games. He’s been patient, he’s stepped up when needed, he has definitely ridden the highs and lows of playing as a goalkeeper, which is a thankless job at times, a rewarding job at times and an unforgettable kid at times but “T” has done it all with a smile on his face. Now he finds himself as a leader, a quiet leader due to his easygoing nature but a leader who leads by his actions, on and off the park. His real leadership attribute is off the park, in the dressing room, he’s well respected by the young players, he enjoys a good time and leads by example. Tyler has embraced all aspects of the club in his time here and he’s always done with a smile on his face, congratulations T.
Brayden started at the club as an under-6 and played through to age 12. He returned in 2018, fresh from the NPL junior system, ready to take on senior football. It took him a few years to find his feet after being thrown into the deep end competing for a spot in an experienced side. He was competing against some of the best local players the Sunshine Coast has seen and in a position that is highly sort after. Brayden quickly learned the riggers of senior football and as he continued to grow physically he’s football started to shine and now finds himself as one of the youngest club captains we’ve had. Bray has fully embraced his leadership role and demands the best from his players, which is starting to show on the field. For Bray to have played 100 games in 6 seasons, in what was one of the strongest teams we’ve seen not only at the club but on the coast is a credit to him, all at the tender age of 22. To top it off Bray has won the last two Les Fleming medals for first grade player of the year.