This weekend four-time premiership player, Kieran Wright, plays his 300th open-age game for the Pennant Hills Demons.
Kieran is a true champion of the Club and his record ranks him amongst the very best to have donned the Demon’s ‘Red & Blue’ jumper. He was twice adjudged the Pennant Hills Footballer of the Year and Seniors Best & Fairest. In 2011, he won the Phelan Medal for the best player in the league, the pinnacle of achievement in the AFL Sydney competition.
After eleven seasons in First Grade, Kieran stepped back to the seconds in 2017 to make room for the next generation of up and coming players. Winning the Reserves B&F in 2017 and then his BOG performance in the 2018 Premier Division Reserve Grade Grand Final testify to his enduring talent, ability and commitment to the code and to the Club.
Kieran will turn 40 next month and is in his 17th consecutive season with the Demons. Rather than retire, Kieran continues to play good footy, now in the lower grades and with the Masters. In 2020, he was the Division Two’s Best & Fairest and was adjudged joint winner of the League’s Apted Medal.
Off-field he has also been prolific, producing three beautiful children. Of course, none of his on-field or off-field achievements could have been realised without the loving and enduring support of his wife, another Demon legend, Lauren ‘Loz’ Wright, the Club’s head physio for many years. The benefits of being partnered with a physiotherapist have undoubtedly contributed to Kieran’s enormous longevity and resilience.
With today’s game Kieran becomes the fourth member of the Demon’s 300 Club, joining current games recordholder Anthony Brawn (388 & counting), Jason Clarke (361) and Chris Yard (320) in this exclusive club.
On the occasion of his 300th game, the Club congratulates Kieran on his magnificent footy career at the Demons.