Milestones ahead of Bridgenorth players

BRIDGENORTH footballer Daniel Sellers plays his 100th senior game for Bridgenorth today with teammates Luke Duncan, Josh Murfet and Nick McElwee set to follow suit in the next few weeks.

Sellers, Duncan and Murfet all transferred to Bridgenorth six years ago from the Northern Bombers when the club left the NTFL to move into the State League.

All three played in under-19 premierships together at North and have rarely played apart for the past 10 years. McElwee came through the under 19s at Bridgenorth and has made his mark in the competition over the past five years. 

The quartet have become close mates during their time at Bridgenorth having played in the club's NTFA division 1 premiership in 2010 and are looking to stick by the club they have grown to love.

They have all been NTFA representatives and Duncan, McElwee and Sellers have also played in the Tasmanian under-23 side.

During their time at Bridgenorth they have been consistently among the club's best players with Sellers and Murfet tieing for the senior best and fairest in 2009, Murfet winning the award in 2010 and 2011 and Duncan in 2013. 

Murfet is senior captain this season with Sellers and Duncan vice captains which shows the esteem in which they are held at the club. 

Bridgenorth president Denis Broomby said the four have been the catalyst to help turn the club around and had been instrumental in the club's success over the past five years. 

``All four are regarded in the top four or five per cent of players in the NTFA and are as much value off the ground as on,'' he said. 

``They are all terrific people and at the end of the day it is the quality of people which makes a club successful not only on the ground but off the ground as well.''

The players have been chased by other clubs including State League clubs but their allegiances have remained with the Parrots. 

``Sometimes people play for their own pursuits and want to get to the highest level which they see as an achievement, but we just feel we are playing in a very good competition, we are part of a great club and we are playing for the people in the club more than ourselves,'' Duncan said. 

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