Dave Clark another loyal servant of the Roos made his 100th appearance last weekend against the Diorites.
Clarky played his junior footy in Albany before heading to Perth for university to study as a teacher where he joined WAFL club Claremont playing 22 reserves games and 2 league games over three seasons.
As a highly touted player known as an elite runner Clarky didn’t disappoint in his first season with the Roos in 2006, winning the club’s best and fairest award and coming runner up in the Mitchell medal to team mate (and eventual AFL player) Kyal Horsley. After being awarded the Captaincy at the start of the 2007 season Clarky enjoyed another stellar year personally, but unfortunately the team fell short in the preliminary final.
A brief sojourn overseas in ’08 saw him miss the season, however 2009 saw him back to his fittest and through the ensuing years he was again willing the Roos forward with his relentless running, in and under ball gathering skills and professional leadership qualities.
Over his years in Kalgoorlie Dave has pushed not only to excel on the field, but ensuring the Roos move to a professional unit off the field as well. He has represented the Goldfields with distinction in the Landmark series and is a fantastic clubman, only premiership success currently eludes him and he is hungry for the Roos to push for a flag in 2013. Congratulations Clarky!!