THE record extends.

The North Gippsland Football-Netball League’s longest-serving player recently reached his 550th game for Glengarry.

During their Round 8 fixture with Rosedale, the Magpies were spurred on by the occasion to get over the line for May.

Joining May for his big day on the field was his nephew, Hamish Busk, who came into town especially for the game, usually playing his football for Longwarry in the Ellinbank and District league. With the reserves locked in a tight battle with the Blues all day, the Magpies managed to get the job done.

After trailing by four points in the final minute of the game, a goal after the siren at the top of the goal square gave the Magpies victory by two points, 10.4 (64) to 9.8 (62).

Taking to the field at 51-years-old, May believes a lot of luck is involved in his journey, having never sustained any serious injuries throughout his lifetime.

“I had no real injury concerns early on, and I’ve had a couple in the last couple of years… but I’ve just been able to keep rolling along year in, year out,” he said.

May joined the Magpies in 1990, playing Thirds and being introduced to open-age football – 34 years ago.

More than half of his entire life has been seen at Fred King Oval.

During this time, May has racked up quite the resume. To his name he has three senior premierships, multiple reserves premierships, best and fairest awards across thirds, reserves and seniors, and he has been known as a captain, vice captain, assistant coach, committee member and a life member.

NGFNL President, Martha Truin confirmed May’s games record as the league record for football.