A club legend bids farewell

The term ‘club legend’ is perhaps bandied around too flippantly these days, but in this case it is more than necessary.

One of the most decorated players in club history, David Mirra has announced that he has played his last game in the brown and gold.

Two VFL premierships – one of which he captained, two Col Austen Trophies, four-time VFL Team of the Year member and one of just six players in club history to surpass the 150-game threshold – there isn’t much more Mirra could have given to the club.

Mirra’s service to City Oval was also commemorated this year by being named the captain of the Box Hill Hawks All Stars team, a side celebrating the 20-year anniversary since the Mustangs became the Hawks.

Mirra joined the club in 2010, after the Eastern Ranges product missed out at the draft.

He made his debut for Box Hill that year but spent the majority of the campaign in the Development League.

But, after his first season, he never looked back and, fast forward three years, he was a premiership captain.

Throughout the ensuing six seasons, Mirra etched his name into immortality at the club, building a reputation around the competition as an impenetrable defender as well as a wonderful bloke.

The club would like to extend its best wishes to Mirra as he pursues his next chapter in his football journey.  

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