Just one game separates Georgia Campagnale and Emily Condon on Adelaide United Women’s all-time appearances list.
Last weekend, Campagnale became the Reds’ most capped player after passing Racheal Quigley’s previous record with her 67th Westfield W-League game against Western Sydney Wanderers Women.
The midfielder’s time with Adelaide has been built on consistency, versatility and availability, featuring in all but one game since 2015.
Campagnale said it was a proud moment in her career.
“It was a great personal achievement,” Campagnale said.
“It’s something that I’ve worked hard throughout the years to try and be a regular and consistent player.”
Campagnale is well aware that if she is to remain the appearances leader she will need to continue to perform.
But the 24-year-old admitted it is not something that consumes her.
“It’s something I don’t really think about,” she explained.
“If you’re the leader eventually one day there might be someone else that takes over.
“What I want to be is that consistent player within the team, playing as many games as I can and performing for the team so we can make the finals spot.”
Condon, meanwhile, has the chance to move into outright second in tomorrow’s clash against Canberra United at Marden Sports Complex after equalling Quigley’s milestone.
“I mean this is my eighth season at the club,” Condon said.
“Obviously, you’ve a lot of players that move around from club to club, but I’ve always wanted to represent my home town.”
Condon confessed it would be a special accomplishment to one day eclipse her teammate, though stated it is not something that weighs on her mind.
“(I’m) obviously one game behind Georgia for the most appearances, it’s a pretty cool and honourable thing for both of us,” Condon said.
“Hopefully one day soon I can catch her and maybe get in front.
“(But) to be honest it doesn’t really bother me all that much.
“I’m just happy to be out there representing United.”
Like Campagnale, Condon also knows the only way she can maintain her place in the team and accumulate appearances is by dedication and hard work.
The 22-year-old wants to make up for lost time after missing the entire 2016/17 campaign due to contracting rhinovirus with the Young Matildas in a pre-qualifying tournament in China.
“Those things happen in sport and life so you just do what you can to make up for it,” she said.
Game date: Sunday, 14 February vs Canberra United Women
Westfield W-League 2020/21 – Round 8
Kick-off 5.35pm ACDT
Gates open 4.35pm ACDT
Venue: Marden Sports Complex
Broadcast: FOX Sports
Stream: Kayo Sports, MyFootball Live App