From the moment Tim Maya donned the Two Blues jumper in his Under 19 days with Prahran-Caulfield, he became an integral part of the club.
Football clubs prosper or falter depending on the quality of people involved on and off the field.
In the case of Tim Maya his infectious personality quickly made him a popular teammate and his friendships have enabled the club to secure some long time, quality teammates.
On the field Maya is known for his pace and goal kicking prowess with a career best seven goals v Latrobe in 2012.
In the 2011 premiers and champion team Maya kicked five goals in the second semi-final and three goals in the grand final rout of Monash Gryphons and in recent seasons he has spent more time up the field in on ball roles.
Son of president Fab Maya, a 100 games plus player for Southbank, Tim is a member of the leadership group and is a proud Two Blue who richly deserves his name on the number two locker at Toorak Park.
Previous coaches Ash Mills and Leigh Stafford paid these tributes.
"Timmy has come a long way over the past few years- from a young, cheeky small forward to a member of our leadership group, he's really grown as a footballer and as a man.
When I think of Tim I think of his enthusiastic goal celebrations, his electric pace, a penchant for dressing up, his array of high energy dance moves and his many nicknames.
He's the kind of person in a footy club who brings great energy and a sense of fun to all he does. Part of the famous 'Lemon Wedge'' crew at PAFC, he treats and loves his friends like family.
Off the field he demonstrates care for teammates and supporters alike and often volunteers to complete extra duties around the club. On field Timmy has developed a harder edge to his game over the past few years - he now tackles well and wins his own contested footy as well as running with the ball and kicking goals- and this is something he should be immensely proud of.
To play 100 games as a Two Blue is a wonderful testament to his loyalty, longevity and durability and an achievement he very much deserves.''
"When Kev Matherson's years of hard work and persistence paid off and the Two Blues finally fielded an Under 19 team, Timmy Maya was exactly the type of player Kev no doubt had in mind.
Extremely loyal, a character to say the least, confident in his ability but someone who really wanted to make this club his own. 100 games seems to have come around pretty quick, but Timmy's impact as a small forward in our premiership team was no better felt than in his 5 goal performance in the second semi when we dismantled Yarra Valley.
His explosive pace and goal sense were a perfect complement to a team of hard, tough runners in 2011. To see that he has now played 100 games, influenced plenty of the "Wedges" to come to the club and ply their trade is a credit initially to Kev for getting the 19's up and running, but more importantly to the quality of footballer and individual that has taken ownership over our footy club in the last couple of years."