AFL Broken Hill women’s competition’s exclusive 150 game club will double this weekend when North superstar Britt Tangey runs out for the Bulldogs against West on Sunday morning.
Britt, who plays as a midfielder/forward, will join Phoebe Knell in the 150-game club.
Along with Shelby Raven, Britt was one of the first women to play 100 games in the competition and she is the first player to reach the 150-game milestone with one club.
“I wouldn’t have played for any other club. My Pop played for North and my Dad played over 200 games for North too,” Britt told us.
“I was born and bred into the North footy club, there was a never a chance I would play anywhere else.”
But as it happens, playing footy wasn’t always on the agenda for Britt. After being asked by some mates to come out and play, however, she was hooked.
“I think they [North] were short for a game, and I said ‘yeah I’ll chuck on the boots for a game’. And then I became obsessed with it and here we are 149 games later,” the milestone woman told the Truth.
“It is a massive achievement. Not just for herself, but for our footy club and the women’s competition as a whole,” North Bulldogs’ women’s senior coach, Rebecca Deer, says.
Described by her coach as a fearless leader and one of the most under-rated players in the competition, the left footer is already considered a legend at North Football Club, a club which the Tangey name is clearly deeply connected to.
“She’s a legend of not only our women’s team, but the entire football club. Her whole family is embedded in the club, and I don’t think we have seen her best footy yet,” Coach Deer said.
Head to the Jubilee Oval at 10.25 am on Sunday to celebrate Britt Tangey’s incredible achievement when North take on West in the final regular season fixture for both clubs.