Defender Ben Halse is poised to complete a long journey to his 50th game for Canberra this weekend when the Demons' clash with Sydney University at Henson Park.
It's taken the popular clubman and courageous defender three years to achieve the milestone and will become only the fourth Canberra player to do so after Aaron Bruce, Isaac Taylor and Sam Martyn.
One of the club's foundation players, 24-year-old Halse got to play his first finals match in last season's memorable win over rival Sydney University at the Blacktown International SportsPark.
A brave but humble Halse recognises his landmark will run a distant second to helping Canberra get there season back on track this weekend.
"I’m very grateful to have played 50 games for this club. The talent in the group and the coaching staff is fantastic and it’s nice to be apart of," he said.
“If we can get over Sydney tomorrow I think it will hold us in good stead for the rest of the season.
“It will be good test ourselves against one of the competition's most inform sides, so we are looking forward to it.
"If we keep to our game plan and stick to our structures the result will take care of itself."