John Wotherspoon (left) and Gary Green warm up for Sunday?s old boys? match between Sawtell and Woolgoolga
John Wotherspoon (left) and Gary Green warm up for Sunday?s old boys? match between Sawtell and Woolgoolga

Old players pull on their boots to relive past glory



There's going to be a big crowd at the important Sawtell and Woolgoolga clash this weekend but there's an even better reason to make sure you get to Rex Hardaker Oval early.

Prior to the Under 18s match, the crowd is sure to be entertained by an old boys' game.

Many of the Panthers and Seahorses who haven't pulled on a boot in a while will be dusting off the cobwebs to rekindle memories of glories past.

According to Sawtell's John Wotherspoon, the original old boys' game a couple of years ago was a tremendous success and it is the Panthers' chance to return the favour.

"These matches are great, they're unreal. The spirit is great," he said. "We'll be making it a fun day. Blokes can leave their testosterone at home."

The clash will be feature 25 players from each side and massive line-up changes could occur prior to the kick-off of the second half.

"There's a compulsory drink of port at half-time," Wotherspoon explained.

"If you don't have a drink then you don't get back on."

All players who take part in the game will be given free entry and supplied with light refreshments afterwards.

Woolgoolga's Gary Green, who is looking forward to both the game and the refreshments, is really anticipating catching up with old friends.

"It would be great if we could make it a real old boys' game and have guys from the 80s and early 90s playing," he said.

Potential players need to contact the clubs as soon as possible to ensure their place in a team.

Any player interested in taking the field for the old boys' game can call John Wotherspoon on 0414 528 169 or Chris Hughes on 0407 216 790.



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