On behalf of everyone at the Reds, congratulations to the Sanders brothers who play game 1000 for the Club this Saturday at Park 9! The Reds take on Adelaide University at 12.15pm and we encourage all those who have played with the boys over the years to get down to the ground and help celebrate this magnificent achievement.

The list of achievements is impressive reading:

1000 GAMES – SANDERS BROTHERS

336 games – Nicholas Peter Sanders (PAC 1993-1997), aged 39

304 games – Timothy John Sanders (PAC 1990-1994), aged 41

292 games – Michael William Sanders (PAC 1984-1988), aged 47

68 games – David Thomas Sanders (PAC 1982-1986), aged 49

206 A Grade, 223 B Grade, 379 C Grade, 151 D Grade, 39 E Grade, 2 F Grade

3rd, 5th and 8th on the all-time games played list

24 seasons; 1993, 1997-2019

17 x Premierships (1 A’s, 2 B’s, 9 C’s, 4 D’s, 1 E’s)

2 x Most Premierships at the Club (6)

1 x Most Premierships In-A-Row (4)

1 x Best Club Man Award (for services on and off the field)

1 x Headmasters Award (for services off the field)

2 x Ron M. Carter Awards (for most votes across all grades)

2 x years Committee service

1 x year Sponsorship Sub Committee service

3 x Club Life Memberships

3 x SAAFL Player Life Memberships

1 x SAAFL Division 8 Medallist

2 x SAAFL Division 8 Medal Runner-up

5 x Captaincy appointments

4 x Vice Captaincy appointments

6 x Best & Fairest

1 x Best & Fairest runner-up

1 x Coaches Award

2 x Grade Leading Goalkicker

2 x Assistant Coaching

1 x 12 Goals in a game

2 x Played in all 6 Grades (along with 9 other players)

7 x Grand Final loses (2 B’s, 3 C’s, 1 D’s, 1 E’s)

1 x 2 Grand Final appearances in the one season

OTHER BROTHERS MOST GAMES AT THE CLUB

523  Waltham (John, Andy, Dave, Tom)

511+  Hann (Rod, Brent, Phil)

460+  Dahlenburg (Mark, John)

421+  McKenna (Peter, Bill)

390+  Heitmann (Andrew, John, Mark)

366+  Richards (Digby, Scott)

364  Dean Treloar (Club games record holder)

Mick, Nick, Dave and Tim Sanders at Park 9
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