It was a special night for two Griffith Swans stalwarts as Phillip Rowston and James Toscan were inducted as life members at the club's presentation night on Saturday.
Toscan, who passed the 200-game mark this season, was acknowledged for his long service to the club, which has seen him playing in the first-grade side since 2006 apart from a two-season stint with Avonvale Heights in 2009-10.
During that time, Toscan has served as captain and assistant coach of the first-grade side that reached two straight grand finals in 2018 and 2019.
The 200 games represent more than 15 years of footy and an almost unrivalled level of commitment to the club.
Rowston played 149 games for the Swans in a career that spanned from 1994-2007 after he returned from a brief stint with the Sydney Swans.
He picked up three best and fairest awards (1995, 1999 and 2002) and was named as the Jim Quinn medalist for 2000 and was a part of the 2003 premiership winning Swans side.
Off the field, Rowston coached the Swans for three seasons in the mid-late 90s, was named in the Swans Team of the Century and was junior Club president for two years and now serves as an AFL Riverina board member.
The honour came as a surprise to Rowston.
"It was made even a bit more special considering Jack (Rowston, eldest son) won the best and fairest, so that was an added bonus," he said.
"Being able to attend was an added bonus as well since not everyone could go.
"Tosco (James Toscan) has been a good servant of the club as well, so it was pretty special.
"I have been involved for a long time, and now the kids are getting involved as well, so it has just continued on."
While being a part of the premiership-winning side in 2003, the Swans most recent first-grade flag, was a special moment, it is the lifelong friends that he has made during his time at the club that stands out.
"The friends that I still have from all of those years playing and not only players but the committee and supporters," he said.
"Have made a lot of lifelong friends through the club."
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