Eagles ruckman Marc Borholm has taken longer than most to reach his 100th Macca’s League match milestone.
Starting with Sturt’s Under-17 side in 2004, Borholm has faced the challenging decision to switch SANFL clubs on two occasions before finding his niche at Oval Avenue.
In between playing with the Double Blues – the team he will face on Sunday at Peter Motley Oval – the 29-year-old spent four years at West Adelaide which yielded just 10 Macca’s League games as he battled to surpass Ryan Willits, Matthew Lobbe, Daniel Webb and Peter Nelson.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Borholm paid tribute to his Eagles coach Michael Godden, who continually backed him in to be the club’s No.1 ruckman.
With 89 games under his belt with Woodville-West Torrens, Borholm is still chasing the ultimate success having come close in 2015 – when he was forced out of the Grand Final due to injury – and in 2016 when his side was upset by the Double Blues.
A Fleet Manager at Hamilton Holden, Borholm is being driven by the lure of holding up the premiership cup with Godden and his team-mates in the gold, green and blue.
CHIEF SANFL WRITER