Baddeley, Sweeney hang up the boots

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Robert Baddeley (PEGS)

Over the weekend, PEGS star ruckman and 250+ gamer, Rob Baddeley, played his last game for the club as he prepares to move overseas for work.

Rob started playing for PEGS straight out of school, and has been the PEGS senior ruckmen since 19 years of age from 2005-2018. He has played most of his footy in B and C Grade, but has played across multiple grades when PEGS reached the heights of Premier and the low of Division 1.

He was named best afield in last year’s unbelievable premiership win over St Mary’s Salesian and was recently named as ruck in PEGS’ team of the last 50 years. Rob has shown tremendous loyalty as a one club player, knocking back multiple lucrative offers to play in the local EDFL.

Rob has acted as club treasurer and helped the club off the field, his Dad has also been the club doctor over that period. Rob has truly been one of the VAFA’s premier ruckman over the past 15 years, admired by PEGS and the entire competition, and a truly great ambassador embodying the VAFA spirit; For The Love Of The Game.

Mitchell Sweeney (UHS-VU)

On Saturday, Mitchell Sweeney concluded his remarkable career at UHS-VU after suffering an accidental head injury in the team’s encounter with Yarra Old Grammarians.

Though Mitchell remains in hospital on the mend, all at UHSVU acknowledge the on and off field impact Mitchell has had. Mitchell’s decorated span at the Vultures includes being a premiership player, club presidency and slotting over 700 goals over the years.

On behalf of the entire VAFA community, we congratulate Mitchell on his fantastic achievements playing VAFA football, and wish him all the best in his recovery.