As most of you know, I'll be heading back to New Zealand on Monday and I just wanted to send everyone a message to say thank you for your company over the past 18 months.
As most of you know, I’ll be heading back to New Zealand on Monday and I just wanted to send everyone a message to say thank you for your company over the past 18 months.
i.) To earn the respect of my team-mates.
ii.) To help improve team spirit and playing standards, leaving the team stronger than I found it.
I hope I’ve managed to achieve these goals. If I have, it’s because of the hard work put in by all of you.
There have been so many highlights during my time with the team that it’s difficult to name them all, but the following stand out as extra special memories:
i.) Winning our 2004 Tokyo Cup semi-final 17-10 after being 0-10 down after 60 minutes.
ii.) Going to Sugadaira with the team.
iii.) Winning the Ichihara league.
iv.) Winning against Waikiki Banians in my last XV’s match for the team.
v.) Going to Manila with the team – reaching the Plate semi-final and
winning the Most Festive Team award.
vi.) Seeing Joffa shake a ref’s hand (Ed Gardner after the YCAC match)!
This is a truly special club. I can only hope that everyone enjoys their
time within it as much as I have. Thank you to all of you for allowing me to do that.
All the best,