© Marcellin Old Collegians Football Club. All rights reserved.

Milestone Games – Sunday 19 May 2024

Congratulations to Cameron Kemp who will line up for game 150 this weekend! A huge milestone for one of the best!!

Uncle K

Huge congratulations to Uncle Cam Kemp on his 150th game, an achievement 13 seasons in the making. Cam made his way down to the club in 2012, following in the footsteps of his two older brothers Stu and Robbie. 150 games will see him as clearly the games record holder with the Kemp family, seeing him pass Robbie. After playing only 7 games of U/19s, Cam has found himself plying his trade between the Thirds and Reserves teams over the years.

In 2014, Cam was kindly given the nickname ‘The Butcher’ by his brother (and coach at the time, Stu). This was in reference to his kicking skills which allowed him to slice through opposition defences with his top spinnings drop punts. You haven’t enjoyed footy at Marcellin if you haven’t tried to mark one of his signature pineapples. Although we are yet to see the ball spin correctly off his boot, that hasn’t stopped him from kicking some big goals for the eagles in even bigger moments.

For a number of years after that, Cam was able to hide himself in the thirds despite absolutely dominating. Each Friday night he’d turn his phone off to avoid any contact from reserves coaches trying to convince him to play up. Cam has proven a natural athlete with the ability to play every position on the field. He combines his jumping and marking ability to play tall forward or ruck, while also having the pace and agility to play as a mid-size forward or midfielder. Cam was even offered the opportunity to cross Bulleen Rd to Carey old boys, such was the esteem he was held in by a former coach.

As he and his birds nest approach veteran status, he remains an unbelievably well-respected member of the reserves team. He is the sort of player who makes those around him walk taller. Congratulations on a wonderful 150 games so far, it’s been a pleasure sharing the field with you in many of them. Here’s to a few more!

Nick Watty


© Marcellin Old Collegians Football Club. All rights reserved. Designed by All Tech Support.