Kane Grund joins the 300 club

300 GAMES: Roopena Football Club's Kane Grund recently marked his 300th game with the Roos.

300 GAMES: Roopena Football Club's Kane Grund recently marked his 300th game with the Roos.

On Saturday, August 24, Kane Grund played his 300th A Grade game with Roopena Football Club.

Grund loves his football and it shows in his history of playing football. He started with Roopena Football Club in 2003.

Grund has won two club senior best and fairest awards, played in two premierships and captained the club on seven occasions. He is the present club captain.

Grund has been selected seven times in the Whyalla Association team, being captain twice.

He has been selected four times in the Northern zone team which he was vice captain in 2010. He is the sixth player to achieve 300 senior games in the club's 51-year history.

Grund is the second player in the club's history to play 300 games being all A Grade.

Amongst his extensive list of honours are being voted Whyalla's best backman in 2007 and 2013.

He represented the team of the year seven times, he now sits comfortably with the best ever backman the Roopena Football Club has ever produced, names like Klenke, Perrott, Duldig and Pawlik.

Now that he has achieved 300 senior games and won two club best and fairest awards, Grund could well be judged the club's finest ever defender of all time.

Grund could well be judged the club's finest ever defender of all time.

Kane's football career started in his hometown of Kimba when he was a very young boy.

He was in A Grade when they won the premiership in 2002.

Peter Woolford was his mentor and gave him the opportunity to play A Grade and he has never looked back.

KANE GRUND FACT FILE

300 A Grade games with Roopena Football Club

2003 - present

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18 senior games Kimba Districts Football Club (13 A Grade and 5 B Grade)

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South Australian Country Football Championships Northern Zone Representative

2007-2010

Vice captain in 2010

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WFL Representive Mortlock Shield

2007/2008

Vice captain in 2008

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WFL combined Representative

2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017

Captain in 2014 and 2017

Vice captain in 2008 and 2016

8 games total

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WFL Team of the year

2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Captain in 2013, 2014 and 2016

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WFL Best Backman 2007 and 2013

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Roopena Premiership Player 2009 and 2010 (Vice Captain 2004)

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Roopena Captain 2014 to present

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2 x Roopena Best & Fairest

2013 and 2016

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4 x Roopena R/up Best & Fairest

2007, 2014, 2017 and 2018

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4 x Roopena Best Backman

2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014

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3 x Roopena Leading Goal Kicker

2016, 2017 and 2018

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Roopena Most Courageous 2012

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Roopena Most Consistent 2006