North Adelaide will honour club legend Barrie Robran at Saturday’s Round 6 Macca’s League clash against Sturt at Prospect Oval.
This season marks the 50th anniversary of the triple Magarey Medallist’s SANFL debut which came against the Double Blues at Unley on April 15 1967.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Roosters captain Mitch Clisby said it would be an even more special occasion for him considering he wears Robran’s treasured No.10 guernsey.
Widely regarded as one of the best players to don the boots from South Australia, Robran is still a passionate North Adelaide fan and is a regular at Menzies Crescent for home matches.
In Round 1 of 1967, the Roosters managed a hard-fought 17-point win against Sturt, with Robran kicking 2.1 in his first match among League company.
Other famous North Adelaide players lining up with Robran that day included former President Bohdan Jaworskyj, Don Lindner, Bob Hammond and Maurie Francou, the father of Magarey Medallist Josh Francou.
Clisby – with his North outfit sitting with a pivotal 2-3 win-loss record – said he was hoping for a similar result against the 1-4 Double Blues from 2.40pm on Saturday.
The Roosters are also hosting a pre-match luncheon to celebrate Robran’s milestone, for further details about his debut, click here.