Simon has been involved with the Waratahs off the field recently, being a sponsor as well as helping out with the new training complex being built at Graeme’s Reserve. He is a quality cricketer, but more importantly a quality man and will be a great leader for our 5th grade side.
“I’ve been thinking about playing again for a couple of years now, and I’m really good mates with all of the other skippers, so it was very enticing. In the end, it was too hard to resist the temptation of coming back and helping out the younger players. Having said that, we will still have a good mix of youth and experience in the side, and after last years Grand Final birth, I am confident of again having a top season.”
Simon was having a quiet beer last week with fellow skippers and good mates Warren Evans, Rowan and Hamman and Josh Petersen, and after a short think he quickly confirmed with Club President Andrew Fraser that he was keen for the job. Simon previously skippered 4th grade for 2 years and took them to a Grand Final in his first year, so he has plenty of captaincy experience to pass onto his younger chargers.
So we have now filled all of our senior captaincy positions, and we couldn’t have a better bunch of men to lead our teams this season. Good captain’s and good leader’s bread good culture, and we are confident that Simon’s announcement leading into the final stages of pre-season will ensure another successful season for the TravelSIM Waratahs.