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Whatever it Takes for Kirkwood

By ZAC MILBANK

Sturt premiership captain Zane Kirkwood is already planning his next long-distance ride after successfully covering nearly 3,000 kilometres in his Whatever it Takes campaign from Perth to Adelaide.

Raising money for the Breakthrough Mental Health Foundation, Kirkwood is keen to get back into the saddle again after recovering from his physically and mentally challenging journey across the Nullarbor Plain.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Kirkwood paid tribute to all of his support team – in particular his dad Colin and brother Ty – as he used his bike, scooter, skateboard and feet to trek along one of Australia’s most unforgiving stretches of road.

The 28-year-old said he was overwhelmed by the amount of people waiting to welcome him home to Peter Motley Oval on Sunday November 11 after he departed the West Australian capital on October 19.

Kirkwood has now surpassed $38,000 in his quest to reach $50,000, with donations still being accepted until 5pm this Friday November 29.

SANFL will be making a donation of $550, with the funds assisting the Breakthrough Mental Health Foundation conduct research and fulfill its vision of a life free from mental illness.