TWO Northern Rangers stalwarts celebrate milestone games in round one of the inaugural Victory League this Saturday.
Defender Gabriel Tams will celebrate his 200th match while goalkeeper Marshall Pooley will notch up his 150th.
The pair have been a key part of Rangers' success in recent years - having played in all three Northern Premier League titles in 2009, 2010 and 2012. They were also part of the coaching team that recaptured the title in 2012.
Tams, 27, said playing his 200th game on the opening round on the Victory League was great timing.
"I wasn't going to play this year, but when it went to Victory League I decided to play," he said.
"I'm just happy to be part of the club and part of the Victory League. I think it's going to inject a lot more professionalism, we'll be playing against better opposition week in, week out."
Tams said while the club always wanted to win every competition it entered, it would be happy with a top three finish. He cited South Hobart, Tilford Zebras and Devonport City as top three contenders.
Pooley said the three premierships were the obvious highlight of his time at the club.
"The first premiership was probably the best because the club had been close to winning in previous years but hadn't quite got there, so it was nice to finally win one," he said.
Pooley, 28, will line up in goals this year and was excited about the club's prospects in the newly rebadged state league.
Rangers' public officer Brendan Lichtendonk said it was fitting that two of the club's most decorated players reached the milestones in the club's first Victory League game.
"These two gentlemen are not only long serving players but hard workers around the club who contribute enormously to Northern Rangers as players, leaders and volunteers," Lichtendonk said.
The first round of the Victory League starts with a double header at Mitsubishi Park at Prospect. Rangers play Launceston City at 3.30pm after Devonport City has taken on Tilford Zebras at 1pm.