West Coast Eagles midfielder Jack Redden reached a significant personal milestone, playing his 200th game in his sides 35 point win against Essendon on Thursday night at Optus Stadium.
He was instrumental in the victory, collecting 30 disposals, taking five marks and laying six tackles.
Jack said the lead up to his 200th game meant a lot more than the other milestones he has reached in his 11 year career.
"To be honest, all the other milestones leading up to this didn't sink in as much as this one," Jack said.
"This one means a bit to me personally. 200 games and 11 years in the system, it is a long time and in saying that it does go bloody quick, by the time you know it your near the end of your career."
Originally from Keith, Jack was drafted by the Brisbane Lions at pick 25 in the 2008 AFL national draft.
Jack eventually made his debut in round 15, 2009 against Geelong after strong performances in the Brisbane Lions NEAFL side.
After making his debut, he became a mainstay in the Lions midfield, playing 88 of a possible 92 between 2010-2013.
At the end of the 2015 season, he was involved in a trade which saw him traded to the West Coast Eagles in exchange for pick 17 in the 2015 national draft.
The change in scenery was initially rough for the Keith local, who found in difficult to cement a spot in the Eagles' midfield, which included the likes of Luke Shuey, Andrew Gaff and Matt Priddis.
After an average first season in the West, Jack bounced back to become a consistent performer in a premiership contending team, featuring in the 2017 finals series.
In 2018, Jack produced the best season of his career, averaging a career-high 25 disposals per game and receiving plaudits from pundits across the competition.
The West Coast Eagles won 16 games in 2018 and finished second on the ladder at the end of the home and away season.
Most importantly, Jack stood up when his team needed it most, producing a strong final series which resulted in him being crowned the club's best finals player, in a premiership year.
At the time of writing, the West Coast Eagles currently sit fourth on the AFL ladder and will look to win back-to-back premierships for the first time in franchise history.
"A lot needs to go right to get that ultimate success. I think this year we are in a great position to really knuckle down for the second-half of the year," Jack said.
"Now that we have achieved it (premiership), there's no reason why we can't put ourselves in the position as a club to teach the younger boys what it takes and how hard it is to get there (grand final)."