LUKE Drummond loved diving in the mud, hated running, loved soccer.
It was a “no brainer” that even as a youngster he chose to be keeper in his junior days for Boomers at Glen Park.
Fast forward a bit more than two decades and Drummond is set to play his 200th senior game for cross-town rival Hotspurs tomorrow.
He was part of Spurs 2003 cup and league double winning side and has his named etched on AWFA’s star keeper award no less than three times.
Drummond, 30, made the move to Aloyisius Park about a decade ago.
“All my mates who I had grown up playing with headed off to uni at the end of 2002,” he said.
“I knew Ryan Giles from school and it seemed like a good fit.
“I’ve never looked back playing with blokes like Rob Tuksar, Darrell Mills and Kelvin Davies; there is a sense of family at Hotspurs.
“Giggys (Giles) is still one of the better players in the competition and gives us a great presence in the middle of the park.”
Drummond admits to being a poor trainer but saves his best for game day.
“Part of being a keeper is reflex and anticipation,” he said.
“But a lot of it is organisation, being able to get the message to the defenders.
“From time to time you give them a serve but it is not something I do regularly.
“Most of the guys at Hotspurs know when they’ve made a mistake so that negates the need for me to remind them, or dish out too many rockets.”
Drummond said he had kept against some quality strikers but rates Albury United’s Mitch Jones among the best.
“He certainly has one of the better records against me, it seems he always bobs up with a goal.
“It is just the quality player that he is, you only have to switch off for a few minutes and he is there with the ball at his feet.”