Netball legend reaches 550 game milestone

ACHIEVEMENT... Still going strong at 550 games! Here's Kylie Merigan (Florence-Clark) showing her passion for netball at the Round 4 game against Undera. Photo: Supplied

TALLYGAROOPNA Football Netball Club (TFNC) have celebrated a massive six player milestones this month in their Round 4 clash against Undera.

Leading the charge is club legend Kylie Merigan (Florence-Clark), who notched up an incredible 550th game for the club, solidifying her place as the second highest netball games record holder for TFNC.

Merigan’s dedication to the sport and the club goes far beyond her impressive playing career. Across her 550 games, she has been a key contributor on the court, leading her team to five premierships and claiming five club Best & Fairest awards. Now, her two daughters proudly carry on the family tradition by playing in the TFNC junior ranks.

But Merigan’s impact extends far beyond the court. She has volunteered countless hours off the court, serving on the committee, in the canteen, as an umpire and coach. In recent years, she has even expanded her service to the Kyabram District League as a league executive member.

ACHIEVEMENT… Still going strong at 550 games! Here’s Kylie Merigan (Florence-Clark) showing her passion for netball at the Round 4 game against Undera. Photo: Supplied

“We thank Kylie for her incredible service on and off the court to our club and look forward to many more games!” said a spokesperson for TFNC.

Merigan’s Achievements:

– Started at TFNC in 1988 (with only six seasons off)

Game Breakdown:

A Grade – 94 games

B Grade – 351 games

C Grade – 104 games.

2nd Highest Netball Games Played at TFNC


B Grade (2006, 2008, 2014 – Playing Coach in 2014)

C Grade (2005, 2022)

Best and Fairest awards:

B Grade (2011)

C Grade (1988, 1990, 2005, 2022)

Numerous Committee Positions (Treasurer, Secretary etc.) Awarded Life Membership (2009)

The club has also recognised five other players reaching the 50-game milestone during the same weekend: Hayden Steigenberger, Ellie Sidebottom, Lexie Pearce, Claire Thomas, and Lily Cooney.