Excitement builds for Swifts first game against Pimpinio

MILESTONE MAN: Damon Folkes will play his 100th game after retruning from a knee reconstruction. Picture: TRISH RALPH
MILESTONE MAN: Damon Folkes will play his 100th game after retruning from a knee reconstruction. Picture: TRISH RALPH

PIMPINIO will take on the Swifts at the weekend, with the Baggies playing for the first time this season after a bye last week.

Swifts will host Pimpinio at North Park with a chance to show off a new and improved team.

2014 premiership heroes Jakob Davis and Ben Martin will make their returns to the club, while former Navarre midfielder Daniel Parkin will don the teal, white and black in front of his new home crowd.

It could be an emotional game for some Baggies fans, with Damon Folkes making a long-awaited return from a knee injury. 

In addition to the excitement of Folkes’ return to football, the utility will be playing his 100th game for Swifts.

Saturday will also be a big day for reserves coach Nick Clarke who will run out for his 200th match. Baggies senior coach Scott Carey said his team was raring to go.

“Having to wait a week extra has spurred us on even more and the boys are just excited to get back into footy,” he said.

“It will be great to show off the recruits to the home crowd and to have two great club people in Damo and Nick celebrate some milestones.”

The Tigers will be looking to put in a stronger performance on Saturday, having fallen to Harrow-Balmoral by 213 points last weekend.

”It is hard to tell how strong a team is after one game, especially against a pretty impressive outfit like Harrow,” Carey said.

“We are after selflessness. The key for us is to share the football to someone in the right position.”