Hack reaches 150 games

Broken Hill footballer Tobias Hack notched up a new milestone when he played his 150th game last weekend.

The North A grader said it was a special moment that had been a long time coming.

“I’m pretty proud to have played it with one club,” Hack said.

“I thought I’d play more than 150 by now but injuries and COVID hit hard.

“To run out with my daughter was probably the highlight of the day – it was very special.”

Hack played an influential role in the round six victory as the Bulldogs proved too strong for West at Jubilee Oval on Saturday.

The milestone man said it was an important win and was pleased to have secured maximum points against an old foe.

“It’s nice to get a win after losing two previous games,” Hack said.

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“It was good to knock off West; there’s a big rivalry between the two teams.”

Despite losing his speed over the years, the centre-half-forward said he utilises his experience on game days.

“I have had to adopt to the game plan to keep up with younger players coming through,” Hack said.

“I go back to what I learnt in junior footy and cover what needs to be done.”

Family and friends were in attendance to witness North run-out 19-point winners and move the side in clear second position after half a dozen matches.

Hack said he usually receives support from his loved ones in the stands and was grateful to have a few more familiar faces at the ground.

“I’m happy with the club and wouldn’t have wanted to do it anywhere else,” he said.

He hopes the winning feeling can continue, with North preparing to take on league leaders South in a top-of-the-table encounter this weekend.

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Hack said his side would need to be at its best to close the current eight-point gap.

“They are a tough side, especially at the Alma (Oval),” he said. “Any time we can go out and beat them is always very special.”

If North wins, it will boost its hopes of claiming the 2022 flag in a very open competition.

“I think we have a good chance,” Hack said. “The start hasn’t gone exactly to plan but I’m hoping we can build and get the premiership.”
Hack said he has no personal goals and is focused on team and club success this year but hopes to reach the 200 games one day.

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