Big W powers to 150

DOMINATING: Johnny Walker displaying his standard sterling performance in a matchless manner for the Vincentia Van Goghs, is set to play his 150th game this weekend.VINCENTIA Van Goghs roll out the red carpet for player John Walker as he reaches his 150th match milestone.The Van Goghs travel to Wollongong this weekend to go head-to-head with the Shamrocks. While there will be emphasis on maintaining an undefeated record for the season, the spotlight will be on admired, club captain, John Walker.Johnny W (more affectionately known as Big W) will take to the field for what will be his 150th match. The beloved purple and yellow club colours are even set to feature at his wedding later on in the year.Sussex Inlet born, Walker has been playing rugby with the Van Goghs for 11 years and is a foundation member, playing in six grand finals.He represented the club on several occasions while playing representative rugby and is a significant contributor to the club off the field.Throughout his sterling rugby career, Walker has played in the second row but also spent much of his time in the number one jersey playing at loose head prop. As Walker matured into a powerful seasoned prop, he soon became, and is still considered by his peers, to be an excellent scrummager, well respected for his agility and strength. Walker dominates the ruck and maul on every encounter, taking full advantage of his height, range and strength. Although props are not renowned for their kicking ability, Walker has stepped in for kicking duties and holds onto an unblemished goal kicking club record.Those who have had the opportunity to play rugby with Walker bear witness to his passion and dedication for the game and the Van Goghs.Over the past 12 seasons Walker has consistently played rugby at a high level becoming a mentor and club leader.The Van Goghs pay tribute to a decade of his dedication and contribution, both on and off the field and congratulate him on reaching 150 games – a significant milestone.Two other players of the club, Tom Hewson and Luke Kingma, reach significant milestones. Tom Hewson plays his 100th game and has been a spectacular centre three-quarter for the club since 2001. Luke Kingma storms in following his remarkable recovery from a knee injury for his 50th game milestone.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.