Brenton 'George' Garth chalks up 200

06 August 2014

In St Bernard’s history, only 19 players have managed to play 200 VAFA games with 100 at the senior level.

Congratulations to Brenton ‘George’ Garth who will become the 20th player to achieve this feat when he lines up for his 200th VAFA game this Saturday.

A product of the St Bernard’s Junior program, George played in the back-to-back Under 19 Premiership sides, including the remarkable undefeated season in the U19 Premier Division in 2003.

In 2004 George won the U19 Premier Best and Fairest, whilst also making his senior debut against Old Xavs and taking part in the club’s last A Grade finals campaign.

In over ten years of senior football, George has earned a reputation as a tough-bodied on-baller - often tasked to run with the VAFA’s best midfielders. He was awarded the seniors Most Determined trophy in 2010, and played an integral part in the club’s 2011 Prelim Final win, where he led the disposal count and set the tone with his relentless tackling.

Long time team mate Josh Madden …

George is an extremely popular clubman (and wingman). His hard bodied approach and attack on the footy, along with his footy tip organising abilities and PowerPoint skills,  have won him many admirers over the journey.

This year, after an interrupted preseason, George has hit his straps with some strong performances in recent weeks and is looking forward to being a part of another Bernard’s finals campaign.

Well done Cyril!

Josh Madden