Dustin Berryman reached the milestone of 300 games of senior football for the Booleroo Melrose Wilmington Football Club, (BMW) while playing in the B Grade on Saturday, July 15 at Crystal Brook.
Dustin got his grounding in football at Tumby Bay playing junior football there and then playing for Immanuel during his senior years at school in Adelaide.
Three years playing for Roseworthy College in the Adelaide Plains league followed before Dustin found himself in Booleroo Centre playing for the BMW Lions.
It wasn’t long before he became known as a reliable hard working defender who reads the play well and backs his judgement.
His skills have been recognised at association and zone level in a defensive roles.
He has been chosen as a member of the Northern Areas Football Association Team of the Year on several occasions as well as being selected as one of the 100 players of note selected during the association’s 100 years celebration.
Dustin is a two time premiership player for the BMW A Grade side, playing in both the 2001 and 2005 premierships, he considers this to be the big thing of note during his football life.
Dustin had retired some five years ago, but was enticed back on to the field because of low numbers in the B Grade, although he still enjoys a game and performs very well as a defender, (high on the list of best players in his 300th game), he would rather see the club have enough numbers so the young fellas are having a go out there.