Dr David to chalk up 100 League games

Central stalwart David Haydon is playing his 100th League game and 217th senior game for Central this Saturday. Picture - Robert Laidlaw


Few SANFL players are as loyal as Central District’s David Haydon.

Set to play his 100th Statewide Super League game on Saturday, Haydon will actually be playing his 217th senior match after also logging 116 Reserves matches since making his senior debut in 2010.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Haydon said it was his stubborn quality which ensured he would continue to persist at Elizabeth, given he developed a love for the Bulldogs watching premierships in the 2000s and joining the club’s development squads.

Off the field, the reliable defender has a doctorate in mechanical engineering, which he is putting to very good use in his role as an engineer with the South Australian Institute of Sport.

The 28-year-old – who also played U17s and U19s for Central in 2008 – is set to travel to Japan after designing a wheelchair for Australia’s Paralympians at the Paralympics.

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