South Football Club women’s team stalwart Alexis Agius plays her 100th match for the Roos against West at the Alma Oval this weekend.
“It doesn’t really feel any different. I mean, it is nice to play 100 games but is just really nice going out and playing with these girls each week,” Ms Agius told us.
There is something fitting about the milestone match happening against West, as West was the team she made her debut with, playing 38 games before making the switch to the South.
“I followed my husband, Nick, over when he joined,” Alexis says.
A veteran at 27 years of age, she has matured as a player on the footy field. She was best on ground last weekend, and her coach Jakey Peters says she has strung together four or five brilliant performances in a row the last handful of matches.
After starting her career as a defender, Agius moved into the midfield, playing a hybrid role for a while, and has found a new home on the wing this year.
“She has been fantastic this season. In the last four or five games she has been unreal. We moved her on to the wing this year and she is finding heaps of footy,” Coach Peters told the Truth.
“I am just really enjoying the vibe down at the club, playing with the girls this year. I love to run, so playing that role suits me,” Ms Agius said.
Her twin sister, Kirstie, also plays with her club after moving over from North herself, and her mum played for South too.
“Winning the premiership is obviously the highlight, but what made it really special was being able to celebrate with my mum and twin sister,” Alexis says.
“I love playing with my sister. I wouldn’t want to play against her, that’s for sure. I’ve done that before and it didn’t end so well,” she laughs.
As far as her impact on South Roos FC, it has been second to none.
“You don’t play 100 games for a club without knowing your way around football,” Mr Peters told us.
And know her way around footy, she does for sure. As well as being a two-time premiership player, Agius is also a board member at South. Her former coach and fellow board member Michael Bird speaks highly of her.
“She came across from West with her husband Nick, where she played 38 games, and has been invaluable to us ever since,” Mr Bird said.
“She’s not one to be the centre of attention. And she is probably not as highly rated as she should be across the league, but that suits us) fine, because we rate her very highly,” Coach Peters said.
So, get down and cheer on Alexis in her 100th game in the red and white of South from 11.25am Saturday morning at the Alma Oval.