This weekend one of the Demon’s most dependable backmen , Chris ‘CBags’ Baglin, plays his 150th open-age game for the Pennant Hills Demons.
It has been said before, but there is no better description of Chris’s footy prowess than has been expressed by one of his coaches when playing with Westbrook Juniors. Andrew Turner said “… Chris gave us fantastic drive from the backline with his speed to the contest and his strong marking … testament to his ability to shut down opposition attackers … Chris is a devastating runner of the football … His great ability to read the play and intercept opposition attacks and return the ball with interest has been a real strength.”
Between 2009 and 2012 he played 34 games with the Under 18s. He was Best & Fairest for the Under 18s in 2011 and was the captain in 2012. Also, late in 2011, still only 16 years old, he was given the opportunity to make his first grade (Premier Division) debut in Round 19, under senior coach Kevin Eynaud. Unfortunately, his first senior game was a loss to UNSW/ES Bulldogs at MKO. Between 2011 and 2013, he played 11 first grade games, before settling in as a regular in reserve grade.
Chris is regarded as one of the best backmen at the Club. He is an aggressive player, hard at the ball and at the contest. He is one of the longest kicks at the club and has a superb, fluent kicking action, employing his right foot with brute force but also elegant timing to maximum effect. There are few better sights than watching Chris re-bound out of half back, carry the ball and let fly with a 50+ metre bomb from outside the arc! 2020 is his 12th season at the Demons.
After the disappointing one point loss to Sydney University in the 2015 Division One Grand Final, three years later Chris was part of the victorious Demon’s side that won the flag in the Premier Division Reserves Grand Final in 2018.
In more recent times he has played a mix of lower grades, content to simply enjoy his footy and taking the opportunity to play with his brothers. So far, this season, he has teamed up with his youngest brother, Zac, playing mostly in the Men’s Division One side which is currently undefeated. This weekend Chris has been selected to play in the Reserves.
On behalf of everyone at Pennant Hills we wish CBags the best of luck for his 150 game milestone match and congratulate him on this magnificent achievement!
|CHRIS BAGLIN – CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
(2009 – 2020)
|11 Senior Grade
98 Reserve Grade
29 Third Grade
12 Lower Grade
|Premier Division Reserves||2018|
|Under 18 Demons – Best & Fairest||2011|
|Westbrook Bulldogs – 176 games & 114 goals
Pennant Hills JAFC – 7 games
CHRIS BAGLIN – MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
|Premier Division Reserves Grand Final 2018 – Blacktown ISP – 15 September 2018
Pennant Hills 7.18-60 defeated Sydney University 6.9-45
|Division One Grand Final 2015 – Henson Park – 27 September 2015
Pennant Hills 7.10-52 lost to Sydney University 8.5-53