Dustin Berryman reached the milestone of 300 games of senior football for the Booleroo Melrose Wilmington Football Club, (BMW) while playing in the reserves side at Crystal Brook on Saturday.
Berryman got his grounding in football at Tumby Bay playing junior football 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 he found himself in Booleroo Centre playing for the BMW Lions.
It wasn’t long before Berryman 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-year celebration.
Berryman is a two time premiership player for the BMW league side, playing in both the 2001 and 2005 premierships.
he had retired five years ago, but was enticed back onto the field because of low numbers in the reserves.
Although he still enjoys a game and performs well as a defender, (high on the list of best players in his 300th game), he would rather the club have enough numbers so the young players can have a go on the field.