THEY say time flies when you’re having fun.
If that’s the case, Sarah Senini’s clearly having plenty of it.
The Lavington star will become just the second netballer in the club’s history to notch up 200 games when the Panthers host Wodonga Raiders on Saturday.
The 2011 Toni Wilson medallist reflected on her milestone this week.
“It’s not something I strived for, or planned for, or anything,” Senini said.
“I guess time flies when you’re having fun.
“And that’s why I play.
“I love Lavi and would do anything for them.
“They’ve given me so much over the years and so it’s only fair that I give a bit back.”
Senini’s not the only Panther celebrating a milestone on Saturday, with Ange Demamiel playing her 100th game for the club, as well.
Footballers Matt Pendergast, Kade Stevens (200) and Adam Butler (150) are also notching up milestones.
“It will be good to share the day with all of them,” Senini said.
“I’m not nearly as old as Penda and Stevo, though, no way.
“Ange has done a lot to get there and she’s a close friend so it will be nice to share the day with her.”
Senini made her debut for the Panthers in 2003 and said things had changed, for the better, at Lavington since.
“When I first started only five or so girls at the club had played 100 games, whereas now it’s about 20,” she said.
“I think that shows people are sticking around and not playing a few years and taking off.
“We’re a great club, with a country feel, and the footballers and netballers integrate with each other really well.”
In other games this week, Wangaratta Rovers will further test their finals credentials when they host four-time reigning premier Yarrawonga at W.J. Findlay Oval.
Corowa-Rutherglen’s clash with North Albury at John Foord Oval shapes as the most important battle of the round.
Wodonga should be too good for Myrtleford and Albury, will prove too strong for Wangaratta.