Posted by South Adelaide Football Club
on 31 May 2016
Versatile Jake Veide will vault into the triple-figure club at South Adelaide when he runs out against North Adelaide in Round 10.
Playing 100 games for the Panthers was never a certainty for Veide, who failed to make the Club's Under-17 side as a youngster.
However, after returning to Port Noarlunga in the Southern Football League, Jake's hard work and development as a player could not be ignored by then Senior Coach Clay Sampson, who invited the hard-running utility to join South's preseason in 2008 and handed him his League debut in Round 4 of 2009.
Since his debut, Jake's work ethic, physical style of play, No. 62 guernsey and ever-changing haircuts have made him a cult figure in Noarlunga.
A key piece to Brad Gotch's side, the man affectionately dubbed "The Robot" has excelled in important shutdown rolls of SANFL stars such as Zane Kirkwood, but has also begun to develop as an outside winger in 2016.
Jake sat down with SANFL Radio's Zac Milbank to discuss his upcoming 100th, lining up against the Gowans twins in his debut game, his toughest opponent and why he's ditched the buzz cut in 2016 - listen below: