Rick Talbot is lining up for the Masters this weekend in the his 250th game for the club. Come and see see what still having it at 39 looks like...from 10.20am at Olds on Saturday!
St George AFC Hall of Fame member Jon Shineberg sharing his
congratulations to Rick.
"After making his debut at 17, Rick quickly adapted to senior football
locking down a key position in the League’s best defence over many
years. Often taking the opposition’s biggest and strongest key
forwards, Rick’s colours were rarely lowered such was his skill,
tenacity and attitude. Blessed with a good football brain and
knowledge of the game, Rick is highly skilled on both sides of the
body with a particular liking for left foot snaps from the boundary.
After plying his football craft internationally he returned to the
Dragons where his club first mentality was a shining example of the
clubs true DNA. Rick’s leadership was highlighted by his captaincy of
the 2012 Reserve Grade premiership side, where he was also a key
player in the team’s success. Many would suggest this drought breaking
senior level premiership (the first since returning to the Red &
White) was the catalyst for the success across all grades to follow. A
true servant of the St George Australian Football Club and a most
worthy to be recognised in Club250."
Rick loves his Aussie Rules, he was a Heathcote Hawks Junior
and earned his spot in many representative sides. Rick said his
favourite game was the 2012 Div 2 Grand Final. "I probably shouldn't
have played as I did my hammy the previous week and I kicked 1.3 in
the first quarter and didn't contribute much after that. We won with a
goal in the last minute of the game. If you are thinking about trying
AFL contact St George Dragons AFC it's a great club."
> 2012 Div 2 Premiership Captain
> 2011 John Bester Memorial Award - Div 2 leading goal kicker
> 2005, 2004 Sydney Representative side
> 1999 Played TAC cup and first senior game for the Mighty St George Dragons in Prems
> 1998 played multiple games NSW/ACT Rams