With his surname firmly etched into Scottsdale's football history, Lee Nichols looks set to make another carving as he plays his 200th senior game on Saturday against South Launceston.
Following in the giant footsteps of his father Stephen, Lee is a two-time NTFA best and fairest winner but doesn't see himself to be as good as his old man.
"I grew up around the game and looked up to Dad and always aspired to be as good as him but obviously that never happened," the soon-to-be 200-gamer said.
Finding it hard not to get swept up in the emotion of it all, the father of two wants to treat his milestone like any other game but is certainly aware of the significance to his football career.
"It's been a long one [his career]. I started playing senior footy at Scottsdale as a 16-year-old in 1998 and was there for three years until I played with Bridport and Branxholm in the NEFU before going back to the Magpies in 2010."
Stephen was a part of Scottsdale's 1973 state premiership famous side that tremendously flew as a team to several of their matches around Tasmania and made the Magpies the first club in to be inducted in the hall off fame as a legendary team.
Going on to play against sides such as Richmond, Subiaco and Glenelg, Stephen played 309 games for the Magpies and played his last game of football aged in his mid-50s when coaching Branxholm in the NEFU.
Yet to follow in his father's premiership success, Lee cites two off-field moments as his highlights heading into the milestone.
"Coaching the under-19s in 2014 to a premiership was a pretty big highlight and now having my kids growing up and playing football with the club in the NTJFA.
"Last year my entire family, including my wife played with the club so it's awesome to see the kids grow up the way I did."
Senior coach Geoff Mohr thanked Nichols for his service to the club and praised his work before their South Launceston showdown.
"Since I've been coaching in the last four years, he's been one of our great leaders by being involved in the leadership group for two or three of those," Mohr said.
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