HEATH Ohlin doesn't need reminding how much time flies.
After stints at Wodonga Raiders, Wodonga and Barnawartha, Ohlin was coaxed out to Henty by good mate Jamarl O'Sullivan in 2011.
The talented midfielder had a huge impact with the Swampies in his first season, winning their best and fairest and again in 2017.
Fast forward and Ohlin is entering his ninth season and will notch his 150th match in the red and white tomorrow against Osborne.
"It has come around quick and I couldn't believe it when I was told it was my 150th this week," Ohlin said.
"It's a nice milestone to tick off but I'm more concerned with getting the win against Osborne to be honest.
"Henty is like a lot of footy clubs, once you become involved you become addicted to the place and the people out there. There's a good culture and you don't want to leave."
Ohlin rated the 2014 flag under Brent Piltz as the biggest highlight.
He was also awarded the Des Kennedy medal.
"The only reason I keep playing is to try and win another flag," he said.
Ohlin also played in losing grand finals in 2012 and 2015 but didn't rate the defeats as lost opportunities.
"If you look at the premiers since I've been at Henty, Jindera and Henty have won one and Brock-Burrum and Osborne the rest.
"So history says those two sides are the powerhouses and hard to beat.
"In 2015 we went close but as they say, nobody remembers who comes second."
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Brock-Burrum and Osborne once again look the testing material this season.
But Henty also remain firmly in the mix after making the preliminary final last year and signing high-profile recruit Dan Leslie over the summer.
Ohlin said he felt rejuvenated playing under coach Joel Price and alongside former AFL players Jared Brennan and Damian Cupido.
"Pricey is a bit of a master when it comes to recruiting isn't he?," he said.
"He has recruited a heck of a lot of talent and he is a very attacking coach and encourages you to take risks.
"I think we have got all the tools to have a decent crack at the flag.
"We just need to put in the work and have our fair share of luck with injuries."
Ohlin revealed the contrasting personalities of Cupido and Brennan on match-day.
"They are probably as far apart as you can be in as far as demeanour," he said.
"Cupe's is pretty fiery on the field and a bit of a hot-head and is quick to let everyone know when things aren't going well.
"While JB is the most laid back bloke I've come across in footy terms and a real cool cat but hates losing."
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