Tyson Garnham reaches milestone with 100th game

Tyson Garnham shall blast his way into the Crusaders’ record books this Sunday with his 100th career game for the Western Crusaders.

Garnham, 27, commenced his football career back in 2007. This weekend shall see him be the youngest player in franchise history to reach that milestone when we meet the Geelong Buccaneers this Sunday.

In 2006 Tyson went with a friend to the Western Crusaders juniors’ first training because he needed a lift home. He joined in training with no intention of playing but enjoyed the game enough to come back and eventually commit to the season.

In his first junior season he played running back and the team had little success going up against older and more experienced players.

In 2007 Tyson moved up to seniors and earned a starting spot as a corner back and occasional wide receiver in a Western Crusaders team that went undefeated and won the Vic Bowl. Tyson tragically had to sit on the side line with a dislocated ankle for the only Vic Bowl win the Crusaders have achieved in his playing time.

Garnham, who has represented Victoria & Australia on several occasions, along with playing in Germany and most recently being selected to an NGL Franchise, isn’t looking past this weekend’s game.

A great achievement to one of Victoria’s and arguably Australia’s best players in American Football today.

Football timeline

2006   Plays first season with Western Crusaders (Colts)

2007   Makes Senior Debut & Team wins VicBowl XXVI

2008   Makes Victorian State Team & wins Western Crusaders Coaches Award

2009   Selection to the Australia team touring the United Kingdom & wins MVP Western Crusaders

2010   Makes 2nd Victorian State Team & wins MVP & Offensive MVP with the Western Crusaders

2011   Makes Australian team for the World Cup

2012   MVP & Offensive MVP with the Western Crusaders & Gridiron Victoria

2013   MVP & Offensive MVP with the Western Crusaders

2014   Signs Contract with Dresden Monarchs (Germany)

2015   Makes Australian team for the World Cup in Canton Ohio, USA

2016   Signs with NGL Franchise “Gold Coast Kings” (League now postponed to 2017)

Tyson Garnham’s 100th game will happen on the 21st August, 2016

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