News126 gamer calls time on his VFL career

126 gamer calls time on his VFL career

By Borough Media on December 19, 2022

Mitch ‘Woofy’ Wooffindin has called time on his 126-game VFL career, all played for Port Melbourne.

Woofy played one game in 2011 with the Oakleigh Chargers alignment before officially joining the club in 2012, where he played 18 games in his first season.

“The one thing that stands out about my time at the Borough was the community that comes with being a Port Melbourne player. Meeting people who have been lifelong supporters of the club and speak about the club with such passion makes you feel like you are a part of something bigger than just football,” says Wooffindin.

In 2016, Woofy stepped away from the Borough to play a season for his local club Knox in the VFL. He finished that year with a club best and fairest and in 2017 made his way back to Port Melbourne which was going to be a very special one.

In 2017 he played 11 games and became a premiership player, kicking the final goal to put Port Melbourne in front over Richmond. A moment that many Borough fans will not forget.

“Mitch has been a great player and driven high standards at Port Melbourne for many years both on and off-field and we thank him for everything he has done.

Port fans will always remember and cherish the 28-minute mark of the 4th quarter in the 2017 VFL Grand Final when Woof kicked the winning goal against Richmond that saw the club win its 17th premiership and put smiles on the faces of so many of the Borough Faithful.

We wish Mitch all the best for the next phase of his football and life,” says Glenn Balmforth.

Wooffindin will go down in history as the 1885th player to pull on the Port Melbourne guernsey. He will finish off his career with averages of 9.7 kicks, 10.3 handballs, 20 disposals, 3 marks, and 3.5 tackles per match.

“It has been a great privilege to be a part of such a successful club, to be able to contribute to its rich history and to meet and play alongside some of the best players in the competition has seen whilst making lifelong friends along the way. Thank you Port Melbourne Football Club,” says Wooffindin.

Woofy with the premiership winner


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