THE players spent Day 6 of the Australia Tour still recovering from the West Tigers game up the coast at sunny Newcastle, writes Head of Youth Mike Rush.
All the players and staff got the opportunity to have some fun time on the beach and a game of tick and pass; still the best form of the game for us older guys.
Mr Tommy Martyn acted as the referee and to think he used to call the like of Colin Morris and Stan Wall when he was a player, to say he was bad would be a glowing report.
Following the short stint on the beach the group headed off to the International Game at Newcastle Stadium. (Many thanks to the International Federation for helping source the tickets…)
The game itself didn’t match the expectations of many but to watch Darren Lockyer in his last game in Aus was special and the lads were made up to watch players like Slater, Gallen, Smith etc live and up close
Again the day is a money can’t buy experience for all on the trip and the whole group enjoyed a wonderful day up the coast.
The trip continues to be a massive success and a experience I am sure none of the players or staff will ever forget.