ONE FINAL FLING: Coffs Swans midfielder Tristan Snow is certain today is his last chance to finally win a premiership medal that has eluded him his whole career. Photo: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate
ONE FINAL FLING: Coffs Swans midfielder Tristan Snow is certain today is his last chance to finally win a premiership medal that has eluded him his whole career. Photo: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate Leigh Jensen

Snow anticipates last crack at an AFL premiership

TODAY could be the day Tristan Snow has been waiting 42 years for.

Since Snow moved to the Coffs Coast in 2003 from the Victorian seaside town of Inverloch, he's been one of the finest players to pull on a boot in the AFL North Coast.

The trouble is, there's one prize in his entire career that's eluded him - a premiership.

"It's probably the reason why I keep playing - just to get some success," Snow said.

The rugged midfielder said he'd played in three or four losing grand finals with Inverloch-Kongwak and was a part of the Coffs Swans team that lost the 2006 grand final.

So this afternoon offers the chance to finally have a premiership medal around his neck.

And Snow's pretty sure it's the last opportunity he'll have to do so.

"I think this might be the last time around this year, because work comes first and I've been missing a bit of work through soreness and injury, and I've got to do the right thing by the boss," he said.

If Snow does finally get his long-awaited premiership success, though, he's already dropped hints that celebrations will force him to miss one more day of work.

"I've already spoken to the boss and said I might not be around on Monday," he joked.

While many will be happy to see the veteran finally play in a winning grand final team, the man himself shows his team-first attitude when he reveals he'd be happier to watch the joy others might get from a win over Sawtell/Toormina today.

"There's probably a group of about 12 guys that have been through the hard times," he said.

"Hopefully they get success at the end of it, especially a few of the kids that have been there playing under-18s, reserves and seniors the last couple of years. Now they get a chance to maybe get a premiership."



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