The annual Kings of Ravendale clash between Wayback and Tasman on Saturday night was a significant celebration for three of Wayback’s league players.
Spectators saw Matthew Goodwin play his 200th league game, Murray Kelsh played his 200th senior game and Matthew Keatley played his 100th league game for the club.
Minya, Muzz and Keats, who have been labeled the ‘Men at Work Trio’, received their guernsey’s pre game from their family members.
Carmel and Andrew Goodwin presented Matthew with his, Graham and Marie Kelsh were proud to present their son Murray with his guernsey and Matthew Keatley was emotional when his wife Bree and children Javier, Zierra and Zaylen presented his guernsey.
It was inspiration for the younger Wayback team-mates to play with true grit and determination and they dominated the game from start to finish.
Waybacks celebrated at the end of the evening as the Kings of Ravendale.
Presentations followed at the Wayback sporting club where Richard Horgan spoke highly of the trio’s achievements and presented them with their medals.
Making his debut in 1999 Goodwin is only the fifth player to to play 200 league games for Wayback since records have been kept.
He is also the sixth highest goal scorer with 193.
Following on from his brothers Andrew and Paul, he captained the club for five years from 2008 to 2012.
The three Goodwin brothers have captained the club for a combined 12 years and in 2003 all three played in the 100th year premiership team.
Goodwin continued on the premiership success in 2005 and 2008.
His highest individual year came in 2003 where he was awarded the Port Lincoln Football League Mail Medal.
A two-time club best and fairest winner in 2004 and 2008, Goodwin has consistently been in the top five for the club.
He has been a league representative on 12 occasions, made 26 appearances for Lincoln City and is a six-time Eyre Peninsula player in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Goodwin continues to give back to the club he loves by being appointed head coach this year.
Kelsh is playing his 18th season racking up 182 league games and 18 in the reserves.
He ranks second in the club all time goal scorers with 425 goals behind Laurie Richardson, 940.
Club captain in 2002 and 2003 he led his charges to a premiership in 2003 and played in the 2008 league premiership and the 2013 reserves premiership.
Kelsh returned to his home club Wirrulla in the Mid West Football League in 2006 where he won a Mail Medal and also best and fairest for the Wirrulla Football Club.
He has played eight matches for Port Lincoln, nine Mortlock Shield games and coached the Port Lincoln City team to victory in the 2012 Mortlock Shield.
He has also represented Eyre Peninsula on four occasions in 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2009.
Keatley made his debut for Wayback in 2009 and has been club best and fairest five times, equaling club champions Mick Hegarty and Ian Fullwood.
Since his arrival he has been one of the clubs most successful individual footballers.
He has won five Mail Medals in three leagues (two Spencer Gulf Football League, two Port Lincoln Football League and one Great Flinders Football League)
He has been a SA Country representative in 2007 and 2008, Eyre Peninsula representative in 2009,
2010 and captain in 2011.
He has kicked 133 goals as a resting hafl forward and has represented the Port Lincoln Football League on three occasions and played 12 Mortlock shield matches.
Keatley returned to the club in 2015 as a player/coach after a two-year stint coaching the Rambler Football Club where in his first year he won the Mail Medal along with his only premiership.