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Maffa Green – Part of the Rugby World – Team of the Year 2003 Squad
Larger than life character on and off the pitch a player who had the privilege to play in the Era of club Stalwarts like Kevin Brandeth, Charlie Barwood but also dipped his toe in to the new era of a more professional game playing in the national league with a fresh faced 18 year old Salisbury and a more lightweight and youthful looking Bradshaw.
A player who started at Under 8s with club and played senior grade rugby drifting between 1st and 2nd Xv Teams for over a decade before returning to the pitch as Under 6/7s coach.
“It’s been a pleasure to be asked to reflect and pick this team, I have loyalties and friendships spanning many decades with the club – this team May not have been selected based purely on on field ability” #workhardplayhard
1. Maffa Green – it’s my team I want to hear Penno Singing the Gambler one more time.
2 Paul Feely- Regularly found chunks of Paul’s nose throughout pitches all over the Country.
3 Charlie Barwood – “don’t right my name in the match report as I’m off on the sick” Came out of retirement to help win the league.
4 Kevin Brandeth – my protector ! aged 17 playing my first senior game at old Parkonians – Brando’s hand accidentally collided with a one of the opposition as they dished me out a large portion of shoe pie! – First on my team sheet!! **
5 Pete Wallace – For both his on field commitment and his plumbing skills that could build the best drinking vessels!
6 Duncan Hendry – The Peter Pan of Rugby as fit as they come, never cross him as he would hunt you down!
7 John Bailey – flare and champagne all the way – never got dirty!
8 Sam Dickinson – Did anyone hit a tackle shield harder?
9 John Close – Gypsy’s Dog – as fast as lightning and great on the Smash.
10 Brendan Mcgaffney – probably the player i played the most with over the years- he will get the hump if he doesn’t make the team!
11 Chris Young – Head Wobble and he will be past you!!!
12 Matt Pennington – Pure Class, hard as nails, but could bore the life out of you with tails of his Rugby League day’s
13 Ben “superhead” Mclaughlin no one more confident under a high ball.
14 Liam Devaney – once he was quick and not as uncooth!
15 Ben Wylie- brought the best picnic on coach trips and had a super boot on him.
**John Bagley could have easily been selected but my life debt is to Brando!
“Uncle Al” Roberts
The White Brothers – Andy and Paul
Patrick “the Tongan”
Nigel Harwood Smith
Coach- Phil Wylie and Paul Close
Player Support – Kenny Roberts – always made the Tea exactly the way the lads liked it. – Also the only player I know to get arrested at half time!