Stanfield celebrates 300 games for Wenty Magpies

Life is not always black and white. But in Mitchell Stanfield's case, it is.


The Wentworthville Magpies stalwart racked up game 300 for his beloved Magpies at the weekend in the Ron Massey Cup fixture against Asquith.


The 27-year-old celebrated the milestone with a 55-16 win over their name sake the Asquith Magpies.


It is rather fitting the jersey Stanfield has pulled on for more than 15 seasons has been black and white; because there is no grey about it: Stanfield loves playing for the Wentworthville Magpies.


"I love the club. I grew up in Wentworthville and always wanted to play footy for Wentworthville," he said. "It is a great achievement. I didn't realise it was coming up and to reach it is a big honour.


"It's a great club. There are still plenty of ex-players involved in different ways; It's that sort of place that you want to be part of."


Stanfield first graced the turf at Ringrose Park in the under-7s.


It wasn't long before he started to fall in the love with the game of rugby league and the Wentworthville club.


As he moved through the grades he settled into his current position of lock forward and opposition players quickly discovered he was not going to take a backward step.


His talent was spotted by the Parramatta Eels where he played in the Harold Matthews and SG Ball. He then flew the coup to play for the Balmain Tigers in the Jersey Flegg and reserve grade for Wests. He also spent one season with Saint Gaudens in the French rugby league.


But there has only ever been one home for Stanfield. So after 200 games in the juniors, Stanfield re entered the picket fences to start his senior career for Wenty.


He came back in style being part of the 2008 NSW Cup premiership team.


It's one of many highlights in a career that has yielded four premiership titles in the past five years, having been part of the NSW Cup victory in 2008 and 2009, 2010 and 2012 Ron Massey Cup triumphs.


"It was a great experience to play in France, but Wenty is always home," said Stanfield, who juggles footy with a career in balustrading.


"I have been lucky to play in a few premierships which I'm grateful for. Last year's title stands out because I was captain and that was special."


This year the Greystanes resident has his sights sets on more silverware as the Magpies gear up for the finals sitting in third place.


In fact, he is looking to complete a rare trifecta of celebrations: reaching game 300, winning a premiership and getting married to his fianc Simone after the season.