FORMER Peel Thunder captain Daniel Haines has been named the first Legend of the Club.
Haines, who is the current league runner, played 128 league games for the Thunder from 1999 before his retirement in 2010.
He remains the club’s games record-holder.
Recruited from South Mandurah, Haines was selected for Peel Thunder colts before he made his league debut as an 18-year-old.
Haines played 17 games in 2000 before his strong form warranted Fremantle selection.
Fremantle elevated him to its rookie list in 2001 and during that season he continued to be a strong performer for the Thunder, playing 16 games.
Haines’ performances for the Thunder resulted in his elevation to Fremantle’s senior list for the 2002 season.
With 16 matches for Fremantle before injuries took their toll, Haines returned to the Thunder where he took his game to another level.
He was named Best and Fairest for 2004 and again in 2007, just three seasons later.
Haines’ leadership and ability to control the play saw him named captain of the club in 2009; a role he held until 2010 when he was forced to retire due to an ongoing knee injury.
Haines was presented with a match ball by club president John Ditchburn to commemorate his status at the club.