Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Richmond 100 Years Anniversary

“Huhh” my brain thought. “Don’t get up body” said my body. “We have to because it’s too cold to lie in bed when mum has taken the blankets off you” argued my body. I thought very long and eventually counted back from ten then I got up.

Heavily plodded slowly to my drawers to my legs my gear ready to play for take out today. Putting on my warm clothes to wear down to the Richmond club I quickly hurried. Today was the 100th anniversary for the club. The game was starting at 1:00 pm and we were going to play Mt Albert lions. I felt so tired but really excited at the same time, because I didn’t get to play on Saturday ( due to illness). Hopped in the car mum and I started making our way to the club.

We arrived at 9:30 and walked down to the second field to find a big stage with elderly people sitting on chairs, Cake stalls lined up, bouncy castles and more fun and games. People on the main stage were giving speeches and giving information about past players.  My mum and I strolled around looking at the cake stalls. Eventually we became bored so we headed back to the car to have some morning tea.

I walked to the club rooms to get changed with my other teammates. “Surprised”  I thought as my eyes stared. The new jerseys looked better than the old ones, the only thing I didn’t like were the shorts they were tight and  shiny. “Okay boys I want to see your mouth guard” asked the referee. “I want no tackles above the armpits okay boys” she informed both teams.

I tackled one of their props “boys hold the defense line” I shouted. We had a penalty and I ran it up straight and bumped off one of their forwards “yeah” I thought in my head. That was my only hit up of the game the rest off the game I spent tackling. It was tiring and I couldn't wait for it to be over. In the end we lost. Our team has lots of things to work on. I'm proud to have played for a club that my dad use to play for. Our names also went into a time capsule that will be buried and re-dug and read out in 50 years time. I'll be 62 years old!! haha. The end of the game all of us came together to and shook hands. <----- link to Richmond club

1 comment:

  1. Darius
    I love the fact that you play for the same club as your father, I am sure that he is very proud. Also I did enjoy reading your recount and mentioning the time caplse - having your name in there is something special and yes in 2063 I think that you should definatly go back there and be present!
    Mr Webb and Room Five, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato.