I have been asked by Danny Maun to post the following.
As most of you will now be aware I have decided, after a lot of soul searching , to have one final year playing the game I love. Initially I decided to retire, but having been asked by Barry Eaton, I have signed for Hunslet for 2014. My body is not getting any younger, though my mind still thinks I am 21, and it has become increasingly difficult to recover from the niggles and knocks.The standard of Rugby, and speed, now being played up at the ''Mount'' makes it even harder for a 30 something to keep up with. This of course is a credit to the coaching staff and ALL the players. I feel I would cope better with the challenges in Championship One, and of course, you are a long time retired.
It was always my ambition to play for Batley, and what I have achieved has exceeded my wildest dreams. 200 plus games, very nearly 100 tries, a N.Rail Winners medal , A Grand Final appearance, top 6 places in the division, and with the support of the BEST fans in the League, never mind the DIvision.You have always backed me, encouraged me, supported me, in the good times and the ''not so good'' times, and for that I will be forever grateful.
The culmination of my career at Batley was of course the Grand Final, and you cannot believe what your OUTSTANDING support on the day meant to me and all the lads, it was unbelievable. The noise gave me goose pimples and made my hair stand on end. We were just so gutted we couldn't bring it home for you all.
Anyway folks, it's time to go , and you WILL see me back at my beloved Mount .
Keep supporting the best team in the land.
Love and respect,
Edited by colinb, 03 October 2013 - 01:59 PM.