Brothers in arms

The Wilson brothers from left Bradley, James and Tom are enjoying lining up together for the Lions. Photo by Les_Garbutt

Three footballing brothers played a lot of junior football together at Mulwala and are now back in the senior Lions team.

After missing the recent game against Finley through injury, James Wilson will notch up his 100th senior game this Saturday in the club’s next match, against Moama at home.

Bradley Wilson will play his 80th senior game whilst Tom Wilson will line up for his 77th match.

The trio has played a combined 254 senior appearances and an overall 566 games for Mulwala.

James, 30, now has 99 senior games, 31 reserves and 75 juniors for a total of 205 club games.

Onballer Bradley, 28, has 79, 46 and 77 for 202 club games.

Half forward Tom, 31 has 76, 3 and 80 for 159 overall.

“They’re all playing really good football and from a really good family,” Mulwala Football Director Dale Ferguson told the Yarrawonga Chronicle. “They love their footy.”

It is the first time for many years and the only time this century, that three brothers have lined up together in the same senior Mulwala side.

The famous Ednie family produced Russell, Gus and Peter (Phantom) teaming up for the Lions briefly in the 1990s.

Today’s Wilson brothers are creating their own fame at Lonsdale Recreation Reserve.