With Richmond Senior Prize Giving over it brings the curtains down on what has been an awesome 2013 season for the Premier 2nds Richmond USOs. Congratulations to the following senior club prize winners:
Best Back and Players Player: Jonathan Petaia.
Best Forward: Tino Ape.
Most Improved: Junior Setu.
Player of the year: Junior Papalii.
We have had an awesome season and with that there are a few people who the USO's management would like to acknowledge for their contribution and support during the season.
Firstly Lee Whitefield, for hooking us up with our awesome looking jackets. The boys looked very sharp this year. Shot Lee!
Pau Timaloa, that manager guy who did all managerial stuff, filled up the water bottles and still had time to hook the boys up with their number 1's, Richmond hoodies etc.
Ming Mafoe, for sharing his knowledge, Club Physical gym facilities and for taking the boys for training.
Eugene Bareman Jnr and City Kickboxing, for letting the boys train at their awesome venue when the Grey Lynn Park fields were closed.
The brothers up on USO Hill, Kipa, Martin, Lafa, Mat Rew, Mani, Sumeo and all the other USO’s who do the behind the scenes stuff for the lads; who without their continued support we would never have been able to achieve what we achieved in 2013.
The USO’s players, who put their bodies on the line week-in and week-out for the blue and maroon jersey that they wear with distinct pride.
And finally our coach Tala Mafoe, trainer Ivala Va'aelua and the rest of our weekly support crew Junior Holo, Mani, Dean Tigafua and all those who when they weren't playing would help on the side... Malo brothers.
We thank you all for making the 2013 season an awesome journey, if we've forgotten anybody I apologise but know that your contribution is really appreciated. It has truly been a season to remember.
Enjoy your summer boys, look after your families... preseason training begins at Pt Chev beach this Saturday 5th October if you are keen to get updates then please jump on the Richmond Grey Lynn Facebook page.