Most footballers retire content to have won one senior flag, but Subiaco 26-year-old Darren Rumble is no ordinary footballer.
With four premiership medallions to his name, the defender is hungry for more on the eve of his 150th game, against East Perth at Medibank Stadium tomorrow.
The back man said he was keen to spend the next phase of his career working with a developing squad to once again climb football's equivalent of Mt Everest.
"What I want to achieve is at least try to get to another grand final and win it," Rumble said.
"It's going to be a new challenge because obviously we've got new players.
"Whether we do that this year or in the next four years or five years - hopefully I can extend my career that long - that's one thing I'm really hoping to do.
"I think I've really ticked off probably a lot more than what I would have expected by now, but that's definitely one thing I would love to experience again."
One of just 70 WAFL footballers to play in four or more premierships, Rumble's career had modest beginnings.
He started with Balga and failed to make any of Subiaco's junior development squads, having been told he was carrying too much "puppy fat" as a teenager.
He graduated into Lions ranks as a forward but blossomed in defence after making his league debut in 2003. He went on to play in his first senior premiership a day after turning 20 the following year.
"My dad played full-back his whole life," Rumble said. "It might have just been something in the genes."
Rumble rates that first flag as the highlight of his career, but also has fond memories of the end of 2007.
He recalls fearing he would not be picked for the grand final after being dragged at half-time in the previous match against South Fremantle.
"At that stage, I actually wasn't going to be playing the next week, that's the feeling I was getting from the coaches, because I was battling pretty much that whole year with injuries and wasn't really playing that well," Rumble said.
"I managed to put a couple of quarters in that game together and then they told me I'd play the next week."
Rumble responded by keeping Claremont spearhead Chad Jones goalless on grand final day as Subiaco upset the minor premiers to achieve one of three successive premierships.
But the ending of a dynasty has delivered fresh challenges for Rumble as he prepares to earn life membership at Subiaco.
The Lions are staring down the barrel of missing finals for a second successive year, having slumped to seventh and a 3-7 record on the back of consecutive losses to Peel, Perth and Claremont.
Despite their position, Rumble is yet to concede Subiaco's finals prospects are over. But he said a win over an equally struggling East Perth was crucial."I think we need to win at least maybe eight of the next 10 games," he said. "It's a tough ask, but nothing I don't think if we play well we can't achieve."
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