Past Darryl White (1991 - 2005)

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Whites Return Imminent


"As far as I'm concerned Darryl's re-registration commitments are all met and he's free to play the four trial games with Alice Springs," Hardy said.
"There hasn't been an ounce of trouble in what he has done and that includes his work with the under-18 side at the national titles.

The old warrior is going around again. What a legend. How I live in hope that at least 1 of his boys seriously takes on footy.
 

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He just won't give up - lives for the game.

ww.ntnews.com.au/article/2012/09/26/313883_ntsport.html

DARRYL White's plans to play for Alice Springs in its first venture into the NTFL competition have been scuttled by a knee injury.
A three-time premiership player with Brisbane in 2001, '02 and '03, White was poised to play a key forward role for the new Centralian Redtails.
But the 39-year-old hurt his left knee when he stepped into a rabbit hole while conducting a junior footy clinic at Thargomindah, 907km east of Brisbane, in the Queensland outback.
 
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He just won't give up - lives for the game.


But the 39-year-old hurt his left knee when he stepped into a rabbit hole while conducting a junior footy clinic at Thargomindah, 907km east of Brisbane, in the Queensland outback.

I didn't realise that the Queensland outback extended so far into the Pacific Ocean! :p
 

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So I asked Darryl about whether there are any future father-son prospects coming through. His reply:

“I have two little ones, Zac and Kobe. Zac is as mad a cut rattlesnake, he’s really, really tough – too tough for the basketball court. So I am trying to get him to play footy this year. Kobe played a couple of games in the Central Murray Football League U12s, and he killed it. Everyone went ‘wow’. He played a couple of games there but he didn’t like it too much because it was about five degrees when they played in the morning.”
 

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can you link the interview JDC! ? would love to hear it if possible.
It'll be played on my radio show (Northern Territory based Mix 104.9) on Sunday morning. But, and I am assuming the easiest option for everyone on here, I'll try to upload it to YouTube and paste the link some time on Sunday or Monday.
 

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Premiership Pride: Darryl White
For most premiership players, the moment the final siren sounds in the Grand Final is what they remember most fondly. But for Darryl White, a 268-game legend of the Brisbane Lions, there was another moment in the 2003 Grand Final against Collingwood that remains the clearest in his memory.

“We were up by 45 or 46 points and it was midway through the last quarter and I looked up at the scoreboard,” White told lions.com.au as part of their Premiership Pride series. “I took a gaze around the ground and next minute the ball is coming down to me…it sort of shocked me. “That was the only time I actually enjoyed a moment in a Grand Final. It was like I was stargazing for 30 seconds. “We had it then. It was an unbelievable feeling. I didn’t feel that much after the game…it was more like, ‘yes another win’.”

For White, the build-up to the Lions’ third consecutive Grand Final was laden with pressure. “We knew what to do. Everything was put in place,” White said. “The crowd expectation was a bit more – everyone was expecting us to win. Our preparation was right and it was a beautiful sunny day. “Leigh was calm in his pre-match speech. He saw us 90 minutes before the game and then we didn’t see him again. “We had a game plan and knew our structures. It was about going out and performing.”

White’s versatility, which saw him play a multitude of positions for the Lions in his career, again came to the fore during the match. “I had the luxury of taking whoever was there in the back pocket,” he said. “But then Beau McDonald went down again and I ended up being in the ruck. I was even up forward for a couple of minutes.”

Unlike the tense 2002 Grand Final, the Lions dominated for the majority of the match against the Magpies, leading by 14 points at quarter time and 42 points at half time. Collingwood mounted a brief fightback in the third, but a six-goal last quarter secured a huge 20.14 (134) to 12.12 (84) victory for the Lions.

White finished the match with 14 disposals, five marks and three tackles. After the siren, he felt relief and did his best to soak in the feeling. “I was always the last one into the rooms. I walked right around the oval with my kid,” he said. “You never know. It’s relief first than euphoria. The next two weeks were fantastic. “The build-up, the expectation…it was a part of history that we all over the next 24 hours soaked up. “No team had achieved three in a row for a long time.”

A monster crowd awaited the Lions when they returned back to Brisbane, with fans lining up for hours just to grab a glimpse of their heroes. “I remember the crowd here at the Gabba lining up to get autographs when we got back. I felt so sorry for them,” he said. “It was dark and the line was still back to the other end of the goal line. The biggest human snake you’ve ever seen. We sat there until the sun went down and made sure every person got an autograph.”

15 years on from the 2003 Grand Final, White admitted he doesn’t think back to that magical day at the ‘G very often. “I don’t reflect or think about it too much. Three-time premiership player sticks with you,” he said. “We had an unbelievable side, but we had a lot of blokes who were genuine people. I think that’s why we were so good.”

White joined the Brisbane Bears in 1992 and played 90 games before the merger with Fitzroy occurred. He went on to play another 178 games for Club before retiring at the end of the 2005 season.

Along with his three premiership trophies, White was also named as fullback and captain in the Indigenous Team of the Century in 2005. He was inducted into the Lions’ Hall of Fame in 2014.
 
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