Knights proud of past player strategy
Saturday 5 May 2012 5:45 PM
The Newcastle Knights would like to clarify suggestions regarding a well respected past player of the Club in Saturday’s local newspaper.
Dan Tolar, who played 101 games and came through the Knights junior system, was a highly regarded player, on and off the field, and an impeccable clubman.
In 2011, Tolar suffered career ending injuries, which required him to retire with a year remaining on his on contract at the Knights.
This was a difficult decision for Tolar; he loved the game and the Club, but he took doctors advise and started planning for life after football.
Tolar got himself a trade during football, which ultimately enabled him to find employment in his field, with the help of the Club.
"We are proud that part of our strategy is to help all players find employment as they enter retirement and also assist with the transition from football to employment," CEO Matt Gidley said.
"We are developing these strategies in conjunction with sponsors and supporters of the Club.
"Dan Tolar has been an outstanding contributor for the Knights, both on and off the field, until injury forced his retirement.
“It is fantastic he also remains involved with the footy club; Dan is an assistant coach with the Knights Under 16's Harold Matts team and doing an outstanding job as we knew he would.”
On Saturday afternoon, the Knights U16's lost their Grand Final against Parramatta. It was a wonderful effort by the young Knights, who fought hard to the end. You can read more about the game here.
NSW Cup result