Junior Reps presented with jerseys
Thursday 7 February 2013 3:43 PM
Captain Kurt Gidley, Jeremy Smith, Jarrod Mullen and Danny Buderus presented players from the Newcastle Knights Junior Rep teams with their 2013 playing jerseys on Wednesday night.
The first round of the Harold Matthews and SG Ball competitions begins on Saturday at Cessnock Sports Ground.
Gidley and Smith spoke to the Harold Matthews side about how important it is to respect the Knights jersey and what it means to play in the red and blue.
Mullen and Buderus spoke to the SG Ball side which includes Brett Mullins’ son Bradley and Dane Gagai’s younger brother, Jacob, about the different paths they took to get to where they are today and how much hard work it took to establish themselves as first grade players.
“I still remember playing in the under 18’s like it was yesterday, it has gone so quick,” Buderus told the SG Ball players.
“It is an exciting time for you, playing your first game against Perth this weekend.
“Make sure you go out there and be the player everyone wants to play with.
“It isn’t about being the most talented but being the ultimate teammate.”
Newcastle Knights v South West Sydney Academy
4:00pm Saturday February 9, 2013
Cessnock Sports Ground
Newcastle Knights v West Coast Pirates
5:30pm, Saturday Febraury 9, 2013-02-07 Cessnock Sports Ground