Back To The ‘Berg – Old Old Boys Day with the Commodore
Saturday the call went out and what a response! We saw many club legends appear from every decade of our 60+ years. From our beloved patron Mr Mac to 12 of the giant killing 2005 kentwell cup side gathering on the sideline by to share stories and catch up.
Social distancing was being adhered to but sometime blokes just need a hug and there were a few of those around with bum pats and plenty of smiles on faces in the glorious winter sun.
It was potentially fitting as many former players remembered Lachie Robertson as the day prior marked 7 years since his passing.
What was palpable is the community spirit and friendships that are formed through playing rugby together and the lifetime friendships that are forged over this period.
Dinner was enjoyed post match at the choyan, where the old cats recalled what brought them down to the club and their best memory or achievement was during their playing days.
It got emotional at times but the resounding message was that we are a players club run by the players for the players. Our recruitment is solely dependent on mates bringing down mates from all walks of life and different backgrounds.
One of the enduring messages from the things our old cats held dearest is the contribution the club and entire community has made in raising over 1 million dollars for The Chris Obrien lifehouse and personally was humbled and moved to hear this from my fellow brothers.
It should be noted that whilst we have struggled to put a 4th grade out that in 15 years we are the only non district club playing in first division so our feeder is of course the school but also our own networks, to survive we need guys to come down and drag a mate and with the current coaching and committee the club is in the safest of hands to provide a great club environment to continue being a club that will provide those lifelong friendships long into the future