14 APR 2016
EAGLES CAPTAIN REACHES CENTURY
By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank
Woodville-West Torrens co-captain Luke Thompson has one chief ambition once he notches his 100th SANFL IGA League match on Sunday.
The former Crow revealed he’s visualised what it would be like to hold the Thomas Seymour Hill Premiership trophy aloft on SANFL Grand Final day.
And after falling at the final hurdle last season, Thompson – speaking on SANFL Radio – declared his hunger to make his vision a reality.
Picked up by the Eagles in the 2009 SANFL Mini-Draft, Thompson has been quick to develop a genuine love for the club since making his debut in Round 1 2010.
The 25-year-old has followed a similar path to that of premiership hero Mark McKenzie, who was also selected in the SANFL Mini Draft before carving out a fine career at Oval Avenue.
Now settled in Adelaide with family and friends around him, the Victorian is determined to add another premiership medallion to his cabinet after earning one under coach Michael Godden in 2011 against Central District.
Measuring in at 196cm and 89kg, Thompson – who played 20 AFL games for the Crows between 2011 and 2014 – is also a licenced helicopter pilot.
Currently undertaking his electrical apprenticeship, the former Geelong Falcon said he would likely put his helicopter skills to good use once his football days are over.
The Eagles host North Adelaide at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Sunday, with a much needed win required after an indifferent 1-2 win-loss start to the season.
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