|1965 Kentwell Cup Premiers
Greetings to all 2017 players, coaches and administrators. This is Brian Williams. I was fortunate enough to play with the ’49 and ’52 Kentwell Premier sides coached by Bill McLaughlin and then to personally coach the ’64 and ’65 Kentwell Premiers. I have been asked not to mention the 1964 side so on behalf of the 1965 blokes who have made it up here so far including David Lindsay (1), John Edmonds (10), Col Dennis (15), John McNicol (8), Peter Darragh (4), Mike Elder (15) and his father Bill Elder who was our Chairman of Selectors, I convey our congratulations and pride in the hard work of many and the efforts of all. Even Edo made it straight past the flames in the basement despite those dreadful social evenings at Summer Hill Masonic Hall, Elim etc. We eagerly await the arrival of Crooksie and Beast to see if they can similarly get to our upstairs room.
Good Luck to all Briars Rugby people. You were never going to make it out of division 4 in your first comeback year. Keep it going. We are shocked that Walker has failed to get ‘no train, no play’ underway. Clearly he has lost his touch.
Best wishes for 2018, our Centenary year, to all players, coaches and administrators and to all Briars Rugby Old Boys we’re ready for you, We’re running a book on who will be the next 3 of you to join us. You’ll particularly enjoy Edo and Hoddo from 4pm each afternoon. Regards to all!
John McNicol here from the 1965 Premier Kentwell team and that unbeaten one from the year before. Thanks to Craig Hickey for organizing the Rothwell Re-union for the 1975 Briars Whiddon Cup Premiers which I was lucky enough to coach. Particular thanks to those who travelled from Bathurst and to Col Dayman who, despite injuries, still made it to Rothwell. Got a spot here ready for you Craig and it looks like Burty won’t be far behind.