The four chambers of Richmond's strong heart that have kept our club going for the last 100 years are our volunteers, our families, our supporters and lastly our past players. What I highlighted as being important to our Premier grade players is our Richmond club's goal to compete in Auckland's flagship competition. You have in front of you a huge opportunity to stamp your mark and put your names beside that trophy moving our club to where it belongs, the Fox Memorial Shield competition. I can not bring myself to accept that we are in the Sharman cup competition and neither should any of you.
I am so proud of you all and what you have done so far by putting yourselves in this position to compete in the Sharman cup grand final. You have responded to my calling make all those long hours of time and effort myself and our wonderful volunteer committee have put in over the past two years worthwhile. Your passion to your coach and staff makes this proud club stand proud beside you in battle. Good luck for next weekend's game. Train well this week and next. Do us proud!