With the start of the season ahead we were really working hard and hoping to get to the final and win it. Like we did 10 years ago with players like Whiskey (Les Nairn) at the age of 59 this year, Knowledge ( Johnny Dunlop), Frankie McKibben, Steve Cade still as manager and a few others from 10 years ago still part of today’s team.
After losing some great players due to retirement at the end of 2019 like Captain Stuart Cade and big ball runner Hutch (Dave Hutchinson). It’s been good to have a couple of new players like Brian Rawlins and Treythim Bristow joining us this year for the first time as they have the skills to ignite our backline.
Having some old stalwarts like Rowdy (Mike Carruthers), Matt Blackwell (Golden Boot), Johnny Walker and Karl Anderson to name a few, keep the experience going alongside guys like Shane Hamnett and Paddy Deegan who had a good season last year as first timers to NPOB in 2019. Also having good game decision makers on field like Alistair Nairn and Isaac Cook fighting for the 10 jersey. So between myself (an ex player turned referee) now coaching and JC (John Cade), who was also part of the team playing 10 years ago also coaching, we are really looking forward to playing some rugby this year.