John McIntyre began his career at the Marcellin Old Collegian’s Football Club as a school boy back in 2009, where he played a handful of games for the U/19’s at the conclusion of the 1st XVIII season. J-Mac quickly became a popular figure around the club, with a number of senior players touting him as ‘their boy’.
J-Mac’s footballing talent and natural leadership ability saw him elected as captain of the U/19’s in 2010, a title he would own for the next two seasons. J-Mac completed his skipper duties in style, taking the side to a Premiership in 2011 at Coburg City Oval against next-door neighbours, Old Trinity.
Two years later, J-Mac tasted success again, where he played an important role in the 2013 Reserves side. In that year, the team fulfilled the ‘Perfect Season’, going through undefeated to claim victory against Old Ivanhoe in the Grand Final at Casey Fields. A remarkable year going 20-0.
In his time at the club, J-Mac’s instinct to read the play and his ability to execute by foot on both sides of his body has proven to be a nightmare for his opponents. Despite ongoing hamstring issues, J-Mac’s strong attitude and love of football has allowed him to persist through the frustration of injury and achieve 100 games for the Eagles.
Beyond his footballing skill, J-Mac is a complete clubman and exemplifies the type of character that the Marcellin Old Collegian’s Football Club is all about. Whether it’s hosting Thursday night’s, organising additional pre-season training sessions, being a committee member or volunteering to be an official on game day when unavailable to play himself, J-Mac has done it all, and more.
J-Mac – on behalf of everyone at the Football Club, all the very best for your milestone match this weekend and we hope to see you running around in the maroon, gold and blue for many more seasons to come.
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