Success for Chris has not come without its challenges. After playing 172 games and kicking 196 goals for Freemantle from 2008-2016, Chris joined Collingwood Football Club in 2017. He gained industry respect and kudos from teammates after overcoming a difficult 2017 with a gruelling offseason fitness and diet regime. Chris’s hard work and resilience paid off. He went on t\o play every match after round 6 in the 2018 season including the 2018 Grand Final.
His resurgence has continued to be met with challenges. Throughout 2019 and 2020 Chris copped a fracture to his L2 and L3 discs as well as two concussions in the space of six months. Despite these setbacks, true to form, Chris has been back on the field playing throughout the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Legendary league pitcher Satchel Paige captures Chris Mayne’s resilience and grit perfectly…. “never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve.”