BRIGHTON Football Club has announced that player Adam ‘Boot’ McCarthy has achieved ‘life membership’ following his 175th senior club game against New Norfolk recently.
The 27-year-old kicked off his football career at Brighton in 1999 when he joined the U16’s after having previously played for his school, St Virgil’s College.
Adam debuted in the senior squad in 2001 and has since played at least half his games in the senior line-up.
During his ‘early years’, he would line up in the under-18s when playing under direction of Simon ‘Chisel’ Savillie, and would often run out again with the Reserves side for a second match.
Following in the athletic footsteps of his two older brothers, and role-models, Chris and Luke McCarthy, Adam has remained dedicated and committed to the sport, and loyal members of the Brighton Football Club.
While older brother Chris has already received his life membership with the Club, an untimely injury during round one prevented him in playing in the milestone game.
An honest and hard working player, Adam always gives 100 per cent when out on the ground, and his commendable sportsmanship extends off the field well.
He holds great respect for his coaches, which over the years have included Adrian Jefferies, Geoff Jackson (Jnr), Leigh Gray, Des James, Garry Splann, Craig Stevenson, Dale Fenton, Ben Atkin, and current Reserves coach, Nathan Senior.
Congratulations Adam and best wishes to the reserves side for a fantastic season ahead.