This week’s round to be played at Modewarre will see club great Tim Clark play in his 200th game for Geelong Amateur Senior Football. In a career spanning almost 14 continuous years as a senior player Tim has achieved much with his beloved Ammos.
“Chucky” as he is affectionately known came back to the Ammos in 2003 after 3 years playing at higher level football. With 2 years at Geelong Football Club starting in 2000 on the Supplementary List he was elevated to the Rookie List in 2001, followed by a year for Werribee VFL in 2002.
As a 4 time premiership winning player he played in the famous 2004 Grand Final, where Ammos beat Ocean Grove, and in subsequent Grand Final wins in 2008, 2014 and 2015; winning the Club’s Best and Fairest in the premiership years of 2004 and 2008.
Tim has been Senior Football Captain 2005 – 2010, was the Senior Coach in 2011 and 2012 and achieved membership as “Captain” in the Ammos “Team of The Decade” 2004 – 2014. He has regularly played in BFNL Interleague and has won the “Bull Bennett Medal” as Best on Ground 3 times for his Interleague performance.
For Chucky it all started 24 years ago in U13 Junior Football. From those beginnings he gained two U15 Premierships and stood out with his first senior game at age 16. Tim played two years in the Falcons in 1988 and 1999 and represented Victoria Country Football in 1999 at the National Championships in Brisbane.
Tim is mainly seen in the forward line these days where he usually bags multiple goals per game. He is followed to nearly every match by his adoring family with his young son and daughter growing up with great memories of Dad playing football. Tim has been lucky enough to enjoy all this alongside his Dad who was a long time Football Director, and with Mum who is always supporting her boys, making this as much a story about family life in sporting clubs as it is about football.
Everyone can be justifiably proud of Tim’s achievement and we congratulate him on his outstanding achievement.