Troy Robinson wraps up a rebound in his 100th games for the Power in a match against Brisbane at Kev Broome Stadium.



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Troy Robinson wraps up a rebound in his 100th games for the Power in a match against Brisbane at Kev Broome Stadium. Photo Jake Jones / The Observer Jake Jones

PICS: Gladstone Port City Power's final games tonight

Gladstone basketball fans have the chance to see of their teams one final time today at 6pm and 8pm at Kev Broome Stadium.

There's also another great reason to do so because one of the club's favourite sons will hang up the boots.

Doors open at 5pm and tickets can be purchased at the door.

BASKETBALL: One of Gladstone Port City Power Capricorn Surge stellar statesmen will play his final game for his beloved club tonight.

WEEKEND SPORT: Port City Power vs Toowoomba Mountaineers, Kev Broome Stadium, Gladstone.  Power player Troy Robinson. 

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WEEKEND SPORT: Port City Power vs Toowoomba Mountaineers, Kev Broome Stadium, Gladstone. Power player Troy Robinson. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer Tom Huntley GLA180812BALL

Power captain Troy Robinson, 29, will don the Power singlet one last time against Gold Coast Rollers at 8pm in front of the Gladstone faithful at Kev Broome Stadium.

Troy Robinson. - Under 18's and mixed men play in a scratch match on the weekend.  Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
Troy Robinson. - Under 18's and mixed men play in a scratch match on the weekend. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven GLA130116BASKETBALL

After 186 games of solid, if not unobtrusive and team-first performances, the man fans love to call 'Robbo' tells why it's time.

"I have a lot going on off the court with a new business so I just don't have the time needed to commit to another season unfortunately," Robinson said.

That new business is the CrossFit Escape in which Robinson and Travis Williams own.

Troy Robinson and Travis Williams own the new Cross Fit gym called CrossFit Escape on Side Street in West Gladstone.
Troy Robinson and Travis Williams own the new Cross Fit gym called CrossFit Escape on Side Street in West Gladstone. Matt Taylor GLA020619XFIT

Robinson was often seen as muscling up against taller and heavier opponents, but he had more than held his own for the large part of a decade.

"I've never been the most talented on the court, but I know my role and try and play that to my best to help better my team-mates," he said.

'Robbo' described himself as a hard-nosed player who does the dirty work and loves the physicality.

"I've given the club my all and have been 100 per cent committed the whole journey," Robinson said.

At not even 30 years he carries not one ounce of body fat because of his basketball training along with CrossFit commitments.

It made his decision the more difficult.

"I have had more opportunity to play extended minutes and enjoyed every minute of it," Robinson said.

"I feel like I can still contribute which made it harder, but unfortunately life gets in the way sometimes.

When asked who were the best players he had played with and against, Robinson could not give names.

"I couldn't name just one player I've played with because there has been so much talent come through the program," he said.

He had made lifelong friends.

"The game has given me so much and I made some of my best friends while playing for the Power," Robinson said.

"I am still keeping in touch with a wide range of players and imports who have come and gone throughout the years plus the privilege of travelling the state playing the game I love."

Robinson said the highlights had been making the semi-finals, beating arch enemy Rockhampton Rockets at Kev Broome.

To be captain in the past three seasons had been an honour as well.

WEEKEND SPORT: Men's Basketball Port City Power Vs Mackay Meteors.  Port City Power player  Troy Robinson. 

Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer
WEEKEND SPORT: Men's Basketball Port City Power Vs Mackay Meteors. Port City Power player Troy Robinson. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer Tom Huntley GLA040812MBAS

Robinson said the up-and-coming players such as Mitch Knight, Dylan Owen, Ben Harvey, Luke Knight and Ben Murdoch had shown promise at QBL level.

"The state of basketball is very positive and despite not the best season results wise, it has been great to see some of the younger locals get extended opportunities or their first minutes and perform well," Robinson said.