George Town coach Allan O'Sign has had a football career that most Australians would marvel at.
From playing on Geelong great Steve Johnson in the VFL to winning dual premierships at North Launceston, the attacking midfielder has done it all and will celebrate his 300th senior game on Saturday as his side faces Hillwood at Blue Gum Park.
"It's a pretty big day for our club. We've got the four games, with the women as well on the weekend," he said.
"Milestone games are significant for the club and individuals so it will be good to put in a good performance, not just for us but for the four teams on the weekend."
O'Sign's Saints have started this season's NTFA Premier Division competition strongly, picking up four wins from their nine games and have fifth place, and a finals spot currently in their grasp.
After finishing on the bottom of the ladder last season with only one win, George Town recruited the likes of Zach Burt, Luke Crane and Corey Nankervis but the coach credits his middle-tiered players as the main reason for his side's new-found success.
"We've obviously picked up some experienced players which have been really handy for us but I think it's the second-tier players that have stepped their games up and taken things to the next level, which is resulting in a few wins for us. There's still a long way to go but obviously our goal is to play finals and once we get there, hopefully we can knock a few teams off."
Pledging a competitive statewide career at North Launceston, O'Sign played 227 games and spent 16 years at the Northern Bombers and York Park before making the move back to his local side George Town in 2016 to compete in the then Division One competition after feeling like he needed to give back what he'd learnt over the years of State League and VFL football.
In his 23-game showing for Tasmanian Devils, O'Sign credits the experience as finding both the best player he's played alongside and against at the VFL level.
"Daryn Cresswell said 'you're playing on Stevie Johnson' when he had six weeks in the VFL and I went back to a back pocket and played on him.
"I think he kicked two or three goals but I did my job and nullified him a bit."
"Ian Callinan was the best player I've played with on talent alone. Just his skill and things he could do with the football was amazing.
"To run around with him in the Devils days was pretty memorable."