Checkside Chats

Checkside Chats with 200 Club Member James Battersby

Sturt captain James Battersby is a special guest on SANFL's Checkside Chats podcast ahead of his 200th Hostplus SANFL League game on Sunday.


There haven’t been many of James Battersby’s 199 Hostplus SANFL League games where he hasn’t ”played sore.”

But Sturt’s battle-hardened captain wouldn’t have it any other way as he does it for the love of the game and his beloved Double Blues.

A special guest on the latest edition of the Checkside Chats podcast, the 28-year-old details how he has managed to play his last 131 games in succession as he approaches his magical milestone against Woodville-West Torrens at Thomas Farms Oval on Sunday.

Battersby, who last missed a game in Round 7 of 2017, made his SANFL League debut as a 17-year-old in Round 3 against North at Prospect, with his first kick hitting the post.

Tune into Battersby’s in-depth interview to find out which rival captain he has developed a close bond with, as well which rival SANFL club he nearly ended up playing for early in his career.

Sturt captain James Battersby leads his team out to play on Anzac Day in his 199th Hostplus SANFL League match. Picture – David Mariuz

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