At age 80, Figtree's Peter Webster has decided that it's time to retire from football. But he's not quite ready to throw out his boots just yet.
Webster will play his final competitive match when the Figtree Fire take to Harry Graham Park on Friday night against Russell Vale. The game kicks off the last round of the Community League's Over 35s Masters season.
The football veteran admits he feels bittersweet ahead of the big occasion.
"I think I'm old enough to give up now. I've been old enough for a while now, but I decided that this year, I was turning 80, so I'd better make it the last year," he said.
"But I'm not going to throw the boots away. On Saturday afternoons, out of the season, at Figtree for the last 10 years we've doing what we've called a 'kick around'. Usually from November up until around February or March.
"But obviously in competition, same with any sport, it has that extra bite to it. And I think with anything, you want to play in a competition. But I think I've done my time doing that now, I can give up this year."
So what has inspired Webster to keep playing the sport over the years? It's pretty simple: enjoyment. And fortunately he's had a pretty good run with injuries.
"I just love playing football, that's all," he said.
"I think the thing is, years back, you'd used to say that you'd end up on bruises on a Sunday and they'd be done by Monday. These days, they're still there until next Saturday probably.
"But I've obviously been relatively lucky with injuries. I've had cracked ribs, cracked wrists, torn calves, torn ankles and bad bruises, but I've never sort of broke my leg or my arm. More so, I've been lucky [to have injuries] at the end of the season.
"I did a knee injury [once], but I never went and got the proper treatment. That was the last game of the season, but it was Christmas before I was able to run on it. So if we'd have been playing football early in the season, I would have missed a whole lot of games."
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Besides football, one of Webster's other major loves is his family. He has three sons, Neil, Craig and Cameron, and eight grandchildren: Jake, Eliza, Sophie, Zara, Kaitlin, Victoria, Sonny and Madison.
To celebrate his 75th birthday in 2015, Webster and family members took part in a friendly match organised by his sons. Fast forward to 2020 and Webster hopes his grandchildren will stay involved with the game.
"For a while, Eliza was playing for Balgownie and she would play against Sophie, who was playing for Figtree. I couldn't turn up in red gear and I couldn't turn up in black and white gear," Webster said.
"They haven't played for a couple of years now. I'm trying to get them back so I can go and watch them play. I also want to watch one of my grandsons play."